Physico-chemical study of dead sea waters. III. On gypsum saturation in Dead Sea waters and their mixtures with Mediterranean Sea water

Boris S. Krumgalz, Frank J. Millero

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Gypsum solubility in mixtures of Dead Sea and Mediterranean Sea waters at different ratios and in their concentrates obtained by evaporation simulation have been calculated using the Pitzer model as formulated by Harvie and Weare (1980). The results obtained are compared with available experimental gypsum solubility data in different natural brines, sea water, sea water concentrates and NaCl solutions. The agreement between theoretically calculated and experimental solubility values is fairly good and is within the range of scatter of the individual solubility measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-139
Number of pages13
JournalMarine Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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