Advances in Karst Science

Dams and Reservoirs in Evaporites

Authors: Milanovic, Petar, Maksimovich, Nikolay, Meshcheryakova, Olga

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  • Broadens the reader’s understanding of evaporites and their potentially dangerous role Includes case studies that illustrate the problems accompanying dam construction in evaporites Provides a valuable source of information for researchers and practitioners alike

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This book shares essential insights on evaporites and their effects on dams and reservoirs. The intensity of the solution and suffusion process in evaporites (gypsum and salt) is much greater than the solution of carbonates, and evaporites are particularly vulnerable at dam and reservoir sites.

Moreover, the presence of evaporites in the vicinity of dams or reservoirs often leads to serious problems: numerous dams in countries around the world (e.g. China, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Peru, Russia, Spain, the Unites States, and Venezuela) have been affected by evaporite dissolution problems. Several of these dams were seriously endangered or ultimately abandoned, even though the best available engineering prevention and remediation practices were applied. Conventional geotechnical methods based on treating the underground (e.g. grout curtains) or surface (e.g. protective blankets) were not successful.

This book presents and analyzes revealing case studies in this regard. To improve geotechnical remediation in connection with preventing seepage from reservoirs situated in evaporites, particularly in gypsum, it puts forward a new chemical solution that, after painstaking laboratory testing, was successfully applied in the field.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18521-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $169.99
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  • Due: July 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18520-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dams and Reservoirs in Evaporites
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Karst Science
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18521-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18521-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18520-6
Series ISSN
2511-2066
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 157
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