Aquifer Chemistry Of Thermal Waters Of The Godavari Valley, India

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Journal Article: Aquifer Chemistry Of Thermal Waters Of The Godavari Valley, India


Abstract: The results of a chemical study of thermal waters from three hot springs, two water discharges in a mine at 180 m depth, and four wells drilled for exploration of coal and water resources in the Godavari valley indicate: (1) a deep flow path within the Lower Gondwanas (Upper Carboniferous-Lower Triassic) for Agnigundala thermal water which has been found to be in equilibrium with quartz, montmorillonite and kaolinite at 150°C; (2) medium depth circulation also through Lower Gondwana sedimentary rocks and equilibrium with quartz, at 100°C for waters of Buga, Manguru and Bhuttayagudem; and (3) circulation within sedimentary formations for the thermal waters of the Pagdaru and Bhimdole areas. Waters of the last areas show disequilibrium but are within the stability field of kaolinite. The aquifer temperature is most likely to be about 156°C for the Agnigundala, around 100°C for the Buga, and not more than 100°C for the other systems.

Author(s): V. K. Saxena, Mohan L. Gupta

Published: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1985

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