Optimizing Performance of High-Temerature Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage in the Vienna Basin - A Design of Experiments Approach

Philipp Werkl

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


This thesis is about the design and optimization of a High-Temperature Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (HT-ATES) system in the Vienna Basin, with a focus on the aquifer component. There are numerous parameters that influence the thermal recovery efficiency (R) of ATES, one main characteristic for the successful implementation of this kind of underground thermal energy storage (UTES). Therefore, the objective of this thesis is to determine the most influencing parameters and find the optimal combination of these to maximize the efficiency. To investigate the impact, assumptions are made on parameters and their respective range in agreement with a local geologist and numerical simulations are conducted to evaluate their influence on the performance of the aquifer. Ultimately, a design of experiments (DoE) approach is used to obtain a thorough analysis of the results. By analyzing the simulations, statements about the pressure and temperature distribution within an aquifer are made and the combination of parameters within the specified range that yield the highest performance are determined.
Translated title of the contributionLeistungsoptimierung von thermischen Hochtemperatur-Aquifer-Energiespeichern im Wiener Becken - ein Ansatz der statistischen Versuchsplanung
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Albishini, Ramzy, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Yoshioka, Keita, Supervisor (internal)
Award date28 Jun 2024
Publication statusPublished - 2024

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  • ATES
  • UTES
  • DoE
  • Thermal recovery efficiency

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