Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 589–595

Removal of Silica from Geothermal Brine

Authors

  • V. V. Potapov
    • Geotechnological Research Center, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
  • G. A. Karpov
    • Institute of Volcanology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. M. Podverbnyi
    • OAO Geoterm
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1021269918804

Cite this article as:
Potapov, V.V., Karpov, G.A. & Podverbnyi, V.M. Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering (2002) 36: 589. doi:10.1023/A:1021269918804

Abstract

The problem of removing silica from geothermal brine is considered. The colloidal and chemical properties of the brine are studied. Silica precipitation by electrocoagulation is described, and the process parameters are optimized. Factors in the profitability of the multipurpose utilization of the hydrothermal heat carrier are discussed.

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