Geothermal resources in Algeria

Hakim Saibi

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The geothermal resources in Algeria are of low-enthalpy type. Most of these geothermal resources are located in the northeastern of the country. There are more than 240 thermal springs in Algeria. Three geothermal zones have been delineated according to some geological and thermal considerations: (1) The Tlemcenian dolomites in the northwestern part of Algeria, (2) carbonate formations in the northeastern part of Algeria and (3) the sandstone Albian reservoir in the Sahara (south of Algeria). The northeastern part of Algeria is geothermally very interesting. Two conceptual geothermal models are presented, concerning the northern and southern part of Algeria. Application of gas geothermometry to northeastern Algerian gases suggests that the reservoir temperature is around 198 °C. The quartz geothermometer when applied to thermal springs gave reservoir temperature estimates of about 120 °C. The thermal waters are currently used in balneology and in a few experimental direct uses (greenhouses and space heating). The total heat discharge from the main springs and existing wells is approximately 642 MW. The total installed capacity from producing wells and thermal springs is around 900 MW.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)2544-2552
ページ数9
ジャーナルRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
13
9
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境

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