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Estimating Minimum Heat output from a geothermal field using simple chemical parameters

Author Affiliations

  • 1Isotope Production and Applications Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085, INDIA
  • 2 Thermax Limited, Geothermal division, R.D. Agra Road, Chinchwad, Pune- 411019, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Earth Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 10-13, May,25 (2015)


An estimation of minimum heat output from the geothermal area is one of the vital informationrequiredfor initiation of the geothermal exploration process. Geothermal prospects along the west coast of Maharashtra arepromising power generationsites in India. In the present study, minimum heat output from the hot springs of Tural and Rajwadi have been calculated using their discharge rate and average chloride concentration. The estimate of heat output from the system is 2.35 106 Cal/sec which is in good agreement with the resultsobtained from convective heat discharge model in the areawhich indicates heat output as 2.1 106 Cal/sec. This study was carried out to explore the feasibility of operating a geothermal power plant.


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