Talc improves pipe performance in geothermal heat pump systems

A doctoral student at University of Borås, Sweden, Adib Kalantar Mehrjerdi, has investigated how to improve the performance of geothermal heat pump systems by increasing thermal conductivity in the plastic pipes using various additives to the plastic. Common talc mixed into the plastic proved to be a possible solution.

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A student has investigated how to improve the performance of geothermal heat pump systems by increasing thermal conductivity in the plastic pipes

"In fact, we live right on top of the most affordable, sustainable, and comfortable energy source on Earth," said Mehrjerdi, "it is an important energy source that could be used to a much greater