Geothermometry of West Coast Geothermal Province, Maharashtra, India

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

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsChandrasekhar, Trupti (Author), Chandrasekhar, Varun (Author) and Chandrasekharam, D. (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleTransactions of the 2016 Geothermal Resources Council
Journal Citation40, pp. 495-499
Number of Pages5
Year2016
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9781510837072
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://pubs.geothermal-library.org/lib/grc/1032363.pdf
Conference/EventGeothermal Resources Council 2016 Annual Meeting - Geothermal Energy Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible (GRC 2016)
Event Details
Geothermal Resources Council 2016 Annual Meeting - Geothermal Energy Here and Now: Sustainable, Clean, Flexible (GRC 2016)
Event Date
23 to end of 26 Oct 2016
Event Location
Sacramento, 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.

KeywordsWest coast Maharashtra, thermal springs, geothermometer, mineral equilibrium, direct use
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020370799. Hydrology not elsewhere classified
410406. Natural resource management
401102. Environmentally sustainable engineering
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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.

Byline AffiliationsIndian Institute of Technology, India
GeoSyndicate Power, India
School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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