Radon Studies For Extending Los Azufres Geothermal Energy Field In Mexico

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Journal Article: Radon Studies For Extending Los Azufres Geothermal Energy Field In Mexico

Abstract
Los Azufres is a 98 MW producing geothermal energy field situated in the Mexican volcanic belt at the west part of the country. Recently, hydrothermal activity and geochemical analysis of geothermal fluids from the north part of the geothermal field gave indications of a possible geothermal-production area, similar to the already producing field. In order to investigate the activity of geological structures, which are considered the means of geothermal fluids transporters, radon mapping was carried out using sets of 240 LR-115 detectors in the area of interest. Radon values higher than 10 kBq m-3 were considered anomalous and indicative of geothermal anomalies.

Authors 
L. Tavera, M. Balcazar, M. E. Camacho, A. Chavez, H. Perez and J. G. Gomez








Published Journal 
Radiation Measurements, 1999





DOI 
10.1016/S1350-4487(99)00176-6


 

Citation

L. Tavera,M. Balcazar,M. E. Camacho,A. Chavez,H. Perez,J. G. Gomez. 1999. Radon Studies For Extending Los Azufres Geothermal Energy Field In Mexico. Radiation Measurements. (!) .