Geothermometry of West Coast Geothermal Province, Maharashtra, India

Chandrasekhar, Trupti and Chandrasekhar, Varun and Chandrasekharam, D. (2016) Geothermometry of West Coast Geothermal Province, Maharashtra, India. In: Geothermal Resources Council 2016 Annual Meeting - Geothermal Energy Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible (GRC 2016), 23-26 oct 2016, Sacramento, Calif, United States.


Abstract

Around 60 thermal springs emerge at temperatures ranging from 40 to 72°C along the west coast of Maharashtra spanning a linear distance of about 350 km. Silica and cation geothermometers indicate reservoir temperatures of about 120°C, with a few springs showing higher potential. The mineral phase equilibrium plots (Q/K v/s Temperature) yielded higher equilibrium temperatures ranging from 120-170°C. The highest being the Unhavre-Farare and the Tural spings, pointing towards more promising sites with potential for adequate heat generation. Located in an agricultural and coastal area, the province holds great promise for direct heat utilization such as green house, food dehydration and aquaculture.


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Additional Information: Copyright© (2016) by Geothermal Resources Council All rights reserved. This work forms a part of Ph. D thesis of Trupti Chandrasekhar (TC). TC thanks Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) for providing facilities during the course of this work.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2020 02:07
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: West coast Maharashtra, thermal springs, geothermometer, mineral equilibrium, direct use
Fields of Research (2008): 04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040603 Hydrogeology
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35952

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