A preliminary study on the distribution and genesis of underground brine in the littoral plain of Laizhou Bay in the Bohai Sea
- 56 Downloads
Quaternary underground brine in the littoral plain region of the Bohai coast is new type littoral facies evaporation ore deposit in liquid state. This model of “littorally-forming brine” is based on study of the distribution, depositional environment, forming/storing process, and genesis of underground brine in the coast of Laizhou Bay. Essential conditions for genesis of brine are arid and semiarid climate, abundant sources of ancient seawater, and geological and geomorphological environment of wide tidal beach along a coast. The process of underground brine genesis may be: seawater/tidal beach » evaporation and concentration » seeping and accumulation » brine/tidal beach » burial (evolution of the sea-land)» underground brine.
Underground brine is characterized by high content of chemical elements, shallow burial depth and easy exploitation. The process of extracting salt from underground brine present in the tidal flat is incomparably superior to that of producing salt from seawater, and has brough great economic benefits to the coastal areas of Laizhou Bay, Shandong Province.
Key wordsunderground brine littoral plain Laizhou Bay
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Ovchinikov, A. M., 1960. General Hydrogeology. Geological Press, Beijing, pp. 183–184. (Chinese translation)Google Scholar
- Han Yousong and Wu Hongfa, 1982. The origin of underground brine in the coastal plain of Laizhou Bay.Geological Review 28(2): 126–131. (in Chinese with English abstract)Google Scholar
- Han Yousong, Meng Guanglan and Wang Shaoqing, 1986. A study of the marine strata, the ancient coastline and the sea level changes in the Shandong Peninsula coastal areas during late Quaternary.In: China Sea Level Changes. Ocean Press, Beijing pp. 98–104. (in Chinese with English abstract)Google Scholar
- Meng Guanglan and Wang Shaoqing, 1986. Studies on Quaternary sporo-pollen assemblage and paleoclimate based on Bohai Sea Core Bc-1.Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica 18(3): 253–263. (in Chinese with English abstract)Google Scholar
- Xu Keqin, Hu Shouxi and Yu Shouyun, 1964. Mineral Deposit. Peopl'es Education Press, Beijing, pp. 377–393. (in Chinese)Google Scholar
- Yuan Jianqi, Zhu Changqing and Zhai Yusheng, 1979. Mineral Deposit. Geological Press, Beijing, pp. 240–263. (in Chinese)Google Scholar
- Zhou Zhonghuai, Xu Lijun and Liu Xingjun, 1989. The discovery of high concentration uranium in the concentrated underground seawater and the geochemical anomaly in Laizhou Bay.Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica 20(1): 52–57. (in Chinese with English abstract)Google Scholar