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A model of thermo-diffusive mass transport in geothermal systems using a stability theory formalism

Authors
Journal
Applied Geochemistry
0883-2927
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0883-2927(87)90016-3
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract The coexistence of chemical potential gradients of solute species in a hydrothermal solution, and a temperature gradient imposed by a heat source may lead to complex coupled transport of matter and heat. If the geological material is permeable to solutes, thermal diffusion (Soret effect) may constitute an important transport mechanism that could redistribute ionic species in the fluid phase. An attempt is made to explain, by stability theory, the non-steady-state behaviour of the system and the temperature oscillations within a thin convective layer adjacent to the walls of the heat source.

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