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Cutting-edge Scale Control Solutions for Geothermal Power Producers (EMEA and APAC)

A FREE webinar offered as part of the Solenis InSights webinar series.

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Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. Central European Time

Duration: 1 Hour

Language: English

Webinar Overview

The formation of scale within geothermal production wells, reinjection wells and surface equipment frequently results in challenging and costly problems for geothermal power producers. The most common types of scale plaguing geothermal operations include calcite deposition in production wells and silica/silicate deposition in reinjection wells and surface equipment.

During this FREE webinar, three cutting-edge solutions for mitigating calcite and silica/silicate deposition will be discussed. These solutions, which were developed specifically for geothermal applications, include novel scale control chemistries, an advanced performance modeling tool and state-of-the-art monitoring systems that provide real-time measurement of scale. These solutions enable geothermal power producers to proactively address scaling and, thereby, improve megawatt efficiency, reduce operational costs and extend equipment life.


Michael Bluemle

Laboratory Group Manager, Water Applications

Michael Bluemle is the group leader of Solenis’ water applications laboratory in Wilmington, Delaware. Over the past three years, Michael and his team focused on the research, development and commercialization of new calcite scale inhibitors and online cleaning methods for geothermal power producers. Additionally, Michael regularly provides technical modeling support for geothermal, cooling water, reverse osmosis and mining applications around the world.

Michael has a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Peter Slijp

Senior Business Development Manager, Geothermal Power

Peter Slijp has more than 30 years of water treatment experience and regularly provides consultation support to customers around the world in a variety of industries, including power, geothermal power, metals, and chemical processing. During the past three years, Peter played an instrumental part in advancing Solenis’ research and development efforts in scale and corrosion control for geothermal power processes. Most recently, he moved into business development at Solenis, with a focus on the New Zealand geothermal power industry.

Peter has undergraduate qualifications in chemistry from the University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand.