Articles | Volume 45
26 Jul 2018
 | 26 Jul 2018

Hydrochemical changes induced by underground pumped storage hydropower: influence of aquifer parameters in coal mine environments

Estanislao Pujades, Anna Jurado, Philippe Orban, and Alain Dassargues

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Underground pumped storage hydropower (UPSH) induces hydrochemical changes that may impact the environment and the efficiency of the system, especially if pyrite is present. This works assess the role of the hydraulic conductivity and the porosity on the system behavior by means of coupled hydro-chemical numerical models. This is helpful for selecting the most adequate abandoned mines for constructing UPSH plants.