Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EJ] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-RD Resources, Mineral Deposit & Resource Exploration

[S-RD33] Resource Geology

Wed. May 23, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A11 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Tsubasa Otake(Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University), Daisuke Araoka(Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Ryohei Takahashi(秋田大学大学院国際資源学研究科, 共同), Tatsuo Nozaki(Research and Development Center for Submarine Resources, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Chairperson:Takahashi Ryohei(Faculty of International Resource Sciences, Akita University), Araoka Daisuke

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[SRD33-15] Source of iodine in the groundwater of Hokkaido inferred by ratios of halogens.

*Takuma Murakami1, Shuji Tamamura1, Akio Ueno1, Noritaka Aramaki1, Satoshi Tamazawa1, AKM Badrul Alam1, Toshifumi Igarashi2, Katsuhiko Kaneko1, Isao Machida3, Atsunao Marui3 (1.Horonobe Research Inst. for the Subsurface Environment, 2.Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, 3.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Keywords:Iodine, Groundwater, Hokkaido

In Horonobe Research Institute for the Subsurface Environment (H-RISE), we promote a research relating Subsurface Cultivation Gasification (SCG), as a practical biomethane production technology (Aramaki et al., 2015). As part of the field science, we revealed that high concentrations of iodine (I) and dissolved methane coexist in water sampled from sedimentary rock of the Neogene and Quaternary in northern Hokkaido. This coexistence is confirmed in water-dissolved natural gas mining fields of Japan. Iodine concentration mechanism is considered that I accumulated to sea sediment with organic matter and then released to porewater from decomposition of organic matter by diagenesis. However, the uniform opinion regarding the organic matter source and the age has not yet been described in previous studies.

In this study, we analyzed I, bromine (Br) and chlorine (Cl) in high concentration I groundwater (> 1 mg/L) corrected from hot springs and borehole in Hokkaido to investigate the I concentration mechanism. Their groundwater samples were grouped into two assemblages by elemental enrichment patterns; one of them has higher I/Cl and Br/Cl ratios than those of sea water (group-1), and the other is concentrated only I compare to sea water (group-2). As the result of calculating I/Br ratio except for influence of sea and meteoric water to identify source of I, the I/Br ratio of group-1 and -2 shows comparable in those of sea surface sediment and sea plants, respectively. In the future, iodine source is discussed in the more detail by comparing the I/Br ratio between groundwater and the surrounding sedimentary rock.

Aramaki N et al. (2015) Current Challenges and Future Prospects of Bio-methane Production Engineering in Subsurface Environment in Northern Hokkaido -Proposal of Subsurface Cultivation and Gasification -. Journal of MMIJ 131: 285-292.