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Hydrothermal Convection Systems and Geothermal Energy in the Southwest China

  • Zhijie Liao
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Part of the Springer Hydrogeology book series (SPRINGERHYDRO)

Abstract

This chapter is the assessment of geothermal resources (high and intermediate temperature) of the Qingzang Plateau and its surroundings. Based on the average of SiO2, Na–K, Na–K–Ca and K–Mg geothermometers, 107 high-temperature hydrothermal convective systems have been determined and then their installed capacity has been estimated. The definition of 559 intermediate temperature systems relies upon SiO2 geothermometer for help. The geothermoelectric potential of high-temperature system is 3410 MW30yr and the beneficial heat is 11.78 EJ in research area.

Keywords

Assessment of geothermal resources Geothermometers Geothermoelectric potential 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Geothermal AssociationBeijingChina

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