A note on "Origin of components in Chilean thermal waters" by Risacher et al. (2011)
Alam, M. A.
Parada Reyes, Miguel
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Journal of South American Earth Sciences 69 (2016) 259-261
Risacher et al. (2011) have presented voluminous data on thermal waters of Chile that is quite appreciable; however, their work still falls short on several counts. The most notable shortcoming of the work is the presentation and treatment of data. The interpretations are based on questionable premises (viz., extent of seawater intrusion) and considerations (viz., using average chemical composition of rock types for geochemical modeling, considering volcanic rocks as the only rock type in contact with the geothermal fluids) and assumptions not always substantiated by facts (with proper references) could have been corroborated. Use of Cl/Br ratio for discrimination purpose is unconvincing, considering the uncertainty in the measurement of low (<1 mg/L) Br concentration. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved