Diffusion Coupled (electrochemical) Self-Potential Effects in Geothermal Areas

Previous studies of self-potential anomalies across geothermal systems; scope of paper; effective mobilities of cations and anions in electrolytic solutions; mathematical calculations describing electrochemical concentrations; equations used to describe flux of solute ions and total electric current; pure ambipolar diffusion equations and potential gradient equation; equations describing electrical effects generated by the diffusion of ions and the divergence conditions; application of mathematical calculations to non-lineargeothermal problems; ranges of diffusion potential of 20 rock samples; equations relating permeability and pore size to surface conductivity; electrical conductivity measurements at Roosevelt Hot Springs; results of mathematical modeling at Roosevelt.

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Citation Date 1982-01-01T00:00:00

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Name W.R. Sill
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Organization Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah
Email gg@utah.edu

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