Bound water as an accumulator of solar energy in supergene clays

S. L. Shvartsev

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Abstract

The roots of disagreement on the energetics of exogenous processes have been analyzed in the context of the modern views of water-rock interaction. Results of thermodynamic analysis of weathering reactions are reported. It is shown that the formation of supergene clays involves two different geological processes: hydrolysis of aluminosilicates and binding of large amounts of water. Relative to the bulk water, the bound water has a higher free energy of formation. This difference considerably changes the energetics of hydrolysis reactions, which actually are all endothermal. The conclusion is made that physically bound water and, therefore, clays bear large stocks of accumulated solar energy. This fact proves that oriented interior evolution and self-organization took place in inorganic matter and area similar to those known in biogenic systems, with genetic relationship existing between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalGeologiya i Geofizika
Volume44
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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hydrolysis
energetics
inorganic matter
water
self organization
water-rock interaction
aluminosilicate
weathering
thermodynamics
accumulator
solar energy
energy
geological process
analysis

Keywords

  • Energetics of geological processes
  • Hypergenesis
  • Interior evolution
  • Physically bound water
  • Physicochemical equilibrium
  • Self-organization
  • Water-rock system
  • Weathering

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Bound water as an accumulator of solar energy in supergene clays. / Shvartsev, S. L.

In: Geologiya i Geofizika, Vol. 44, No. 3, 03.2003, p. 233-239.

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Shvartsev, S. L. / Bound water as an accumulator of solar energy in supergene clays. In: Geologiya i Geofizika. 2003 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 233-239.
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