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Process Technology for Recovering Geothermal Brine Minerals.


PB241867

Publication Date 1974
Personal Author Berthold, C. E.; Hadzeriga, P.; Christopher, D. H.; Applegate, T. A.; Gillespie, D. M.
Page Count 253
Abstract Geothermal fluids and hot springs waters from California and Nevada were sampled and analyzed to provide a basis for process development and economic studies on the potential for recovering valuable minerals from these fluids. In general, bulk precipitation methods were used to remove the valuable constituents from the geothermal fluids, followed by separation of the constituents from this bulk precipitate. Concentration of geothermal fluids to recover soluble saline constituents such as sodium chloride and calcium chloride does not appear practical, owing primarily to the probable need for reinjecting such fluids back into the production zone.
Keywords
  • Brines
  • Materials recovery
  • Minerals
  • Geothermy
  • Geochemistry
  • Sampling
  • Water analysis
  • Economic geology
  • Extraction
  • Sodium chloride
  • Potassium carbonates
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Barium
  • Strontium
  • Load(Metal)
  • Zinc
  • Bromine
  • Demand(Economics)
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Geothermal resources
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Authors Hazen Research, Inc., Golden, Colo.; BUREAU OF Mines, Washington, D.C.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 197516
Contract Number
  • S0133084
Process Technology for Recovering Geothermal Brine Minerals.
Process Technology for Recovering Geothermal Brine Minerals.
PB241867

  • Brines
  • Materials recovery
  • Minerals
  • Geothermy
  • Geochemistry
  • Sampling
  • Water analysis
  • Economic geology
  • Extraction
  • Sodium chloride
  • Potassium carbonates
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Barium
  • Strontium
  • Load(Metal)
  • Zinc
  • Bromine
  • Demand(Economics)
  • California
  • Nevada
  • Geothermal resources
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • S0133084
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