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Title: Reconnaissance evaluation of Honduran geothermal sites. Una evaluacion por medio de reconocimiento de seis areas geotermicas en Honduras (in English and Spanish)

Abstract

Six geothermal spring sites were selected on the basis of preliminary investigations conducted in Honduras over the last decade and were evaluated in terms of their development potential. Of the six, the Platanares and San Ignacio sites have high base temperatures and high surface fluid discharge rates and appear to have the best potential for further development as sources of electrical power. A third site, Azacualpa, has a high enough base temperature and discharge rate to be considered as a back-up, but the logistical problems involved in geophysical surveys make it less attractive than the two primary sites. Of the remaining three sites, Pavana may be a source of direct-use heat for local agricultural processing. Sambo Creek and El Olivar have either severe logistical problems that would impede further investigation and development or base temperatures and flow rates that are too low to warrant detailed investigation at this time.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7011853
Report Number(s):
LA-10685-MS
ON: DE87003796
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English and Spanish
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; HONDURAS; THERMAL SPRINGS; CENTRAL AMERICA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; LATIN AMERICA; RESOURCES; WATER SPRINGS; Geothermal Legacy; 150102* - Geothermal Energy- Resources & Availability- Non-USA- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Eppler, D., Fakundiny, R., and Ritchie, A.. Reconnaissance evaluation of Honduran geothermal sites. Una evaluacion por medio de reconocimiento de seis areas geotermicas en Honduras. United States: N. p., 1986. Web. doi:10.2172/7011853.
Eppler, D., Fakundiny, R., & Ritchie, A.. Reconnaissance evaluation of Honduran geothermal sites. Una evaluacion por medio de reconocimiento de seis areas geotermicas en Honduras. United States. doi:10.2172/7011853.
Eppler, D., Fakundiny, R., and Ritchie, A.. Mon . "Reconnaissance evaluation of Honduran geothermal sites. Una evaluacion por medio de reconocimiento de seis areas geotermicas en Honduras". United States. doi:10.2172/7011853. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7011853.
@article{osti_7011853,
title = {Reconnaissance evaluation of Honduran geothermal sites. Una evaluacion por medio de reconocimiento de seis areas geotermicas en Honduras},
author = {Eppler, D. and Fakundiny, R. and Ritchie, A.},
abstractNote = {Six geothermal spring sites were selected on the basis of preliminary investigations conducted in Honduras over the last decade and were evaluated in terms of their development potential. Of the six, the Platanares and San Ignacio sites have high base temperatures and high surface fluid discharge rates and appear to have the best potential for further development as sources of electrical power. A third site, Azacualpa, has a high enough base temperature and discharge rate to be considered as a back-up, but the logistical problems involved in geophysical surveys make it less attractive than the two primary sites. Of the remaining three sites, Pavana may be a source of direct-use heat for local agricultural processing. Sambo Creek and El Olivar have either severe logistical problems that would impede further investigation and development or base temperatures and flow rates that are too low to warrant detailed investigation at this time.},
doi = {10.2172/7011853},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1986},
month = {Mon Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 1986}
}

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