The Effects of Different Water Types on the Dissolution, Physical Appearance, and Compressive Strength of Gypsum Rock

Authors

  • Tavga Aram Abdalla Salih College of Engineering-University of Sulaimani Sulaimani City, Iraq
  • Nihad Bahaalden Salih College of Engineering-University of Sulaimani Sulaimani City, Iraq
  • Farouk Abdullah Rasheed College of Engineering-University of Sulaimani Sulaimani City, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31026/j.eng.2023.01.09

Keywords:

Water Type, Dissolution, Physical Appearance, Compressive Strength, Gypsum Rock.

Abstract

Dissolution of gypsum rock in water is significant, which may result in hydrocarbon reservoir formation and evaporate deposits. However, the complexity of the gypsum dissolution process is still of interest because of its uncleanness that requires more critical analysis. The objectives of this experimental study are emphasis on the dissolution characteristics of gypsum rock under room temperature and by various types of water; namely: deionized, tap, fresh, acidic, well, and normal rainwatre. In addition, the influences of dissolution on gypsum rock's mechanical and physical characteristics. Gypsum rock was obtained from Agjalar area, in the southwest of Sulaymaniyah city, Northern Iraq. Experimental results show that well water is the most effective type to dissolve gypsum and cause significant reductions in the mechanical characteristics of gypsum rock.

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Published

2023-01-01

How to Cite

Salih, T. A. A. ., Salih, N. B. . and Rasheed, F. A. (2023) “The Effects of Different Water Types on the Dissolution, Physical Appearance, and Compressive Strength of Gypsum Rock”, Journal of Engineering, 29(1), pp. 145–157. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2023.01.09.