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Main Title Environmental assessment of geopressured waters and their projected uses /
Author Wilson, J. S. ; Hamilton, J. R. ; Manning, J. A. ; Muehlberg., P. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hamilton, Joel R.,
Manning, J. A.,
Muehlberg, P. E.,
CORP Author Dow Chemical Co., Freeport, Tex. Texas Div.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory ; For sale by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/7-77-039; EPA-68-02-1329
Stock Number PB-268 289
OCLC Number 04251464
Subjects Water--Pollution ; Water-power
Additional Subjects Geothermal energy conversion ; Electric power plants ; Environmental impacts ; Management planning ; Forecasting ; Economic analysis ; Geothermal heating ; Geology ; Subsidence ; Earthquakes ; Water pollution ; Brines ; Geothermal fluids ; Pressure ; Cooling towers ; Thermal pollution ; Salinity ; Coasts ; Texas ; Louisiana ; Texas Gulf Coast(United States) ; Louisiana Gulf Coast(United States)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-77-039 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/12/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-7-77-039 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/09/2014
ERAD  EPA-600/7-77-039 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-7-77-039 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-268 289 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 85 pages : charts ; 28 cm.
A possible source of alternate energy for the nation is believed to exist in the deep geopressured reservoirs found in the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast sedimentary basins. This report considers the potential uses of the geopressured geothermal resource and the environmental aspects of those uses. Economics of power production are estimated as an aid to assignment of priority research and development in the area. Principal environmental impacts of any of the proposed uses will result from the waste fluid streams and from possible subsidence of the wellfield. In most instances, disposal of this large volume of saline fluid will require reinjection, canaling to a saline water body, or some more imaginative method. The area is one of natural subsidence which may be accelerated by deep fluid withdrawal. This report describes the resource, the possible uses, the projected resulting emissions, other impacts upon the land, the present stage of development, and projections of future developmental plans.
Contract no. 68-02-1329.