New insight into the evolution of India's west coast geothermal province: trace element signature in the thermal waters

Chandrasekhar, Varun and Chandrasekhar, Trupti and Chandrasekharam, D. (2016) New insight into the evolution of India's west coast geothermal province: trace element signature in the thermal waters. 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

Trace element signature in the thermal waters from India's west coast geothermal province brought out distinct circulation regime within the province. The northern group of thermal springs circulate within the Deccan volcanic flows with geothermal gradients and heat flow values contributed by the mantle below the Deccan. The southern group of thermal springs circulate within the Precambrian granites, registering high B content. Thus, the earlier held view that the entire west coast geothermal province host geothermal reservoirs within the Deccan volcanic flows is not valid. The west coast geothermal province thus has two distinct sub-provinces: one controlled the basalt flows and the other controlled by the high heat generating granites.


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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 00:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 04:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: India; thermal springs; trace element chemistry; water rock interaction; basalt
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
Fields of Research (2020): 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3707 Hydrology > 370799 Hydrology not elsewhere classified
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management
40 ENGINEERING > 4011 Environmental engineering > 401102 Environmentally sustainable engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35953

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