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Volume 98, 201916th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-16) and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Magmatic, Metamorphic and Geothermal Processes|
|Published online||07 June 2019|
Exponential trends in flowback chemistry from a hydraulically stimulated deep geothermal borehole in granite; Pohang, South Korea
School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom
2 Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Samples of flowback water from a 4.3 km deep geothermal borehole in granite (Pohang, South Korea) were collected following a period of hydraulic stimulation by injection of surface water. Electrical conductivity, temperature and water chemistry of the flowback water were measured. To a first approximation, the data conform closely to a simple ‘mixing tank’ model, with an exponential trend between two end members: an initial injected surface water to a more brackish ‘resident groundwater’ composition. Significant deviation from the ‘mixing tank’ trend would be an indication of significant recent water-rock interaction or other anomalous factors. Such a deviation can tentatively be seen in Na+/Cl- data, especially between 88 and 200 m3 flowback (2.8 to 8.8 hr).
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