Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 589–595 | Cite as

Removal of Silica from Geothermal Brine

  • V. V. Potapov
  • G. A. Karpov
  • V. M. Podverbnyi


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Potapov
    • 1
  • G. A. Karpov
    • 2
  • V. M. Podverbnyi
    • 3
  1. 1.Geotechnological Research Center, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesPetropavlovsk-KamchatskiiRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Volcanology, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesPetropavlovsk-KamchatskiiRussia
  3. 3.OAO GeotermPetropavlovsk-KamchatskiiRussia

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