Chemical Equilibria Of Thermal Waters For The Application Of Geothermometers From The Guanzhong Basin, China

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Journal Article: Chemical Equilibria Of Thermal Waters For The Application Of Geothermometers From The Guanzhong Basin, China

Abstract
In this study, representative samples from thermal wells and springs were chemically analyzed and geothermometers were used to calculate the deep temperatures of geothermal reservoirs on the basis of water-mineral equilibrium. In some cases, however, the chemical components are not in equilibrium with the minerals in the reservoir. Therefore, log(Q/K) diagrams are used to study the chemical equilibrium for the minerals that are likely to participate. The Na-K-Mg triangular diagram is also applied to evaluate the equilibrium of water with reservoir rocks. Standard curves at the reference temperatures are prepared to reveal which type of silica geothermometer is appropriate for the specified condition. This study shows that water samples from geothermal wells W9 and W12 are in equilibrium with the selective minerals, and chalcedony may control the fluid-silica equilibrium. It is estimated that there is an exploitable low-temperature reservoir with possible temperatures of 80-90°C in the Guanzhong basin.

Authors 
Zheng Xilai, Halldor Armannsson, Li Yongle and Qiu Hanxue








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 2002





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Citation

Zheng Xilai,Halldor Armannsson,Li Yongle,Qiu Hanxue. 2002. Chemical Equilibria Of Thermal Waters For The Application Of Geothermometers From The Guanzhong Basin, China. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .