In the last of our series – Types of Geothermal Systems, the last is an Open Loop.
This type of system uses well or surface body water as the heat exchange fluid that circulates directly through the Geothermal Heat Pump system. Once it has circulated through the system, the water returns to the ground through the well, a recharge well, or surface discharge. This option is obviously practical only where there is an adequate supply of relatively clean water, and all local codes and regulations regarding groundwater discharge are met.
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thanks to energy.gov for the illustrations and some of the information included in these posts.