Surface and Groundwater Hydrochemistry in the Mid-Gregory Rift, Kenya: First Impressions and Potential Implications for Geothermal Systems

Burnside, N. M. , Montcoudiol, N. and Boyce, A. J. (2019) Surface and Groundwater Hydrochemistry in the Mid-Gregory Rift, Kenya: First Impressions and Potential Implications for Geothermal Systems. In: 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference), Tomsk, Russia, 21-26 Jul 2019, 07004. (doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20199807004)

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Abstract

The University of Glasgow has a long tradition of scientific endeavour in the Gregory Rift Valley. This paper details some of the history and inspiration behind current hydrological efforts and details results from a 2016 field excursion to this region. A range of surface and ground waters were sampled and analysed for physical, chemical, and stable isotope composition as scoping investigation into geothermal-related hydrological systems. The results allow us to make some initial observations that will be followed up by additional multi-seasonal data collection. Our initial results show clear chemical and isotopic signals for river, lake, hot spring and Menengai geothermal well waters.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:Work funded by EPSRC GCRF ISF (EP/P510968/1). EPSRC GCRF ‘Combi-Gen’ project (EP/P028829/1) (PI: Zhibin Yu); NMB funded by a UoG LKAS Research Fellowship; AJB funded by ICSF at SUERC (NERC Facility contract F14/G6/11/01).
Keywords:Chemistry, science, geology, geothermal, Gregory Rift.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boyce, Professor Adrian and Burnside, Dr Neil and Montcoudiol, Dr Nelly
Authors: Burnside, N. M., Montcoudiol, N., and Boyce, A. J.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QE Geology
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
ISSN:2267-1242
Published Online:07 June 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction (WRI-16) and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (1st IAGC International Conference): 07004
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
748351EPSRC-GCRF ISF 2016: Reconciling low-carbon energy and sustainable water use in one of the worlds poorest regions: geothermal development in EthiopiaNeil BurnsideEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P510968/1ENG - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS POWER & ENERGY
3006630Geothermally Sourced Power and Freshwater Generation for Eastern AfricaZhibin YuEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P028829/1ENG - Systems Power & Energy