Heat-producing element enrichment in granitic rocks, the role of crustal composition and evolution

Siegel, Coralie (2015) Heat-producing element enrichment in granitic rocks, the role of crustal composition and evolution. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study greatly enhanced our knowledge of the potential for geothermal energy development in Queensland as a viable clean energy source in the coming decades. Key outcomes of the project were understanding the first-order controls on the concentration of the heat-producing elements: uranium, thorium and potassium in granitic rocks, and constraining where rocks with the greatest heat-producing potential lie at depth in Queensland. Importantly, new temperature and heat flow maps for southwest Queensland were developed that will greatly assist future exploration efforts.

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ID Code: 85344
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Bryan, Scott Edward, Gust, David, Purdy, David John, & Uysal, Tonguc
Additional Information: Recipient of 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Keywords: Crustal evolution, Engineered geothermal systems, Granite, heat production, zircon geochronology, zircon chemistry, temperature map, stochastic modelling, Precambrian, Queensland, ODTA
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2015 03:53
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 00:24

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