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

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Tavga Aram Abdalla Salih
Nihad Bahaalden Salih
Farouk Abdullah Rasheed


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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“The Effects of Different Water Types on the Dissolution, Physical Appearance, and Compressive Strength of Gypsum Rock” (2023) Journal of Engineering, 29(01), pp. 145–157. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2023.01.09.

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“The Effects of Different Water Types on the Dissolution, Physical Appearance, and Compressive Strength of Gypsum Rock” (2023) Journal of Engineering, 29(01), pp. 145–157. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2023.01.09.

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