Dr Charlotte Adams

Dr Charlotte Adams




Charlotte is the research manager for the BritGeothermal Consortium and is based in the Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University. Her research interests include hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, geothermal energy and ground source heat and microgeneration. Charlotte gained a PhD from Newcastle University while researching the removal of ecotoxic metals from abandoned mine drainage and has had a long interest in geothermal energy, which began while working at Newcastle University on Coal Authority funded research that included temperature logging at several deep mineshafts in the UK. Charlotte has both industrial and academic experience having joined industry on secondment to investigate the potential of abandoned mine workings for exploitation by ground source heat pumps and having worked subsequently for several years in the renewable energy industry. Charlotte joined Durham University in 2009 as the Business Research Co-ordinator for Durham Energy Institute. More recently she has researched the geothermal potential of the Cheshire Basin and the north east of England on behalf of local authorities and developers.

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Adams, C A, Gluyas, J G, and Mathias, S A. 2010. Application of hydrogeological parameters for evaluating the thermal resource potential of deep groundwater systems. In Proceedings of the British Hydrological Society Annual Symposium 2010, Newcastle upon Tyne. p1–6.

Gluyas, J G, Adams, C, Bhat, G, Craig, J, and Thusu, B. 2011. Geothermal energy potential of Ladakh Granite, Jammu and Kashmir State and comparison with analogue enhanced geothermal systems. In New Paradigms of Exploration and Sustainable Mineral Development: Vision 2050 (Eds Varma, O P, Sarkar, B C, Varma, A K, Mukherjee, M K, and Singh, S.) Proceedings of 17th Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee, Abstract Volume p56.

Nuttall, C A and Younger, P L. 2004. Hydrochemical stratification in flooded underground mines: an overlooked pitfall. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology. 69, p101–114.

Nuttall, C A, Adams, R, and Younger, P L. 2002. Integrated hydraulic/hydrogeochemical assessment of flooded deep mine voids by test pumping at Deerplay (Lancashire) and Frances Colliery (Fife). In: Younger, P L and Robins, N S (Eds) 2002. Mine Water Hydrogeology and Geochemistry. Geological Society, London, Special Publication. p315–326.


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