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Radioactive Heat Production and Terrestrial Heat Flow in the Xiong’an Area, North China

by Yue Cui 1,2, Chuanqing Zhu 1,2,*, Nansheng Qiu 1,2, Boning Tang 1,2 and Sasa Guo 1,2
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State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
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College of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum, Beijing 102249, China
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Energies 2019, 12(24), 4608; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244608 (registering DOI)
Received: 22 September 2019 / Revised: 1 December 2019 / Accepted: 3 December 2019 / Published: 4 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Geo-Energy)
Herein, integrated heat production analysis in the Xiong’an area was conducted by measuring uranium, thorium, and potassium in different rock types to clarify crust heat flow contribution, simulate the conductive terrestrial heat flow, and illustrate heat source mechanisms of Xiong’an area geothermal resources. The study area was divided into three lithosphere structure types from west to east, and heat production corresponded to layer thickness and heat production with the central area having thicker crust and lower heat production than the eastern and western areas. Crustal heat production, mantle heat flow, and crust–mantle heat flow ratio reveal a ‘cold crust-hot mantle’ in the Xiong’an area. View Full-Text
Keywords: radioactive heat production; sedimentary rocks; metamorphic rocks; crust heat flow contribution; terrestrial heat flow; Xiong’an area radioactive heat production; sedimentary rocks; metamorphic rocks; crust heat flow contribution; terrestrial heat flow; Xiong’an area
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Cui, Y.; Zhu, C.; Qiu, N.; Tang, B.; Guo, S. Radioactive Heat Production and Terrestrial Heat Flow in the Xiong’an Area, North China. Energies 2019, 12, 4608.

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