### Abstract

A mathematical model of silica deposition in a porous medium is presented. It consists of equations of fluid flow, silica concentration and silica deposition. In the model, the effects of aluminum on the silica deposition is taken into account since the element is likely to play an important role on the silica scale formation. Then, we apply the model for the experimental results which were carried out using the Otake hot water (R. Itoi et al. , 1984). As an inflow concentration of silica, a value of 1. 6 multiplied by 10** minus **6 g/cm**3 is given for the calculation in spite of the dissolved silica concentration about 520 multiplied by 10** minus **6 g/cm**3. A reasonable match has been obtained for calculated and measured flowrates, silica deposition and permeability distributions.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council |

Publisher | Geothermal Resources Council |

Pages | 337-340 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Volume | 9 |

Edition | pt 2 |

ISBN (Print) | 093441260X |

Publication status | Published - 1985 |

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### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Geology
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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*Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council*(pt 2 ed., Vol. 9, pp. 337-340). Geothermal Resources Council.

**MATHEMATICAL MODEL OF SILICA DEPOSITION IN A POROUS MEDIUM.** / Itoi, Ryuichi; Maekawa, Hiroaki; Tatsuta, Kiyotake; Fukuda, Michihiro; Jinno, Kenji; Hatanaka, Koichiro; Nozaki, Shozo; Yokoyama, Takushi; Shimizu, Shin.

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*Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council.*pt 2 edn, vol. 9, Geothermal Resources Council, pp. 337-340.

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AU - Itoi, Ryuichi

AU - Maekawa, Hiroaki

AU - Tatsuta, Kiyotake

AU - Fukuda, Michihiro

AU - Jinno, Kenji

AU - Hatanaka, Koichiro

AU - Nozaki, Shozo

AU - Yokoyama, Takushi

AU - Shimizu, Shin

PY - 1985

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N2 - A mathematical model of silica deposition in a porous medium is presented. It consists of equations of fluid flow, silica concentration and silica deposition. In the model, the effects of aluminum on the silica deposition is taken into account since the element is likely to play an important role on the silica scale formation. Then, we apply the model for the experimental results which were carried out using the Otake hot water (R. Itoi et al. , 1984). As an inflow concentration of silica, a value of 1. 6 multiplied by 10** minus **6 g/cm**3 is given for the calculation in spite of the dissolved silica concentration about 520 multiplied by 10** minus **6 g/cm**3. A reasonable match has been obtained for calculated and measured flowrates, silica deposition and permeability distributions.

AB - A mathematical model of silica deposition in a porous medium is presented. It consists of equations of fluid flow, silica concentration and silica deposition. In the model, the effects of aluminum on the silica deposition is taken into account since the element is likely to play an important role on the silica scale formation. Then, we apply the model for the experimental results which were carried out using the Otake hot water (R. Itoi et al. , 1984). As an inflow concentration of silica, a value of 1. 6 multiplied by 10** minus **6 g/cm**3 is given for the calculation in spite of the dissolved silica concentration about 520 multiplied by 10** minus **6 g/cm**3. A reasonable match has been obtained for calculated and measured flowrates, silica deposition and permeability distributions.

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