Modeling the release processes of lithium in the subsurface

  • 29 Jun 2021
  • by lk

A team of modelers at University of Göttingen is currently working on the development of a suitable flow and transport model of a multi-porous and multi-scale fractured reservoir. This kind of hydrogeochemical models is using extensive databases of thermodynamic equilibria and mineral dissolution / precipitation reactions. Reactive transport modeling is to be used to understand mechanisms that release lithium from the rock into the deep geothermal water at the Bruchsal study site. In the light of this information, statements about the exploitable number of resources and forecasts about long-term sustainable release rates of dissolved lithium can be generated.