STUDIUM SAMOVOLNÉ DESTRUKCE "JEMNÝCH SINTROVÝCH FOREM"
A spontaneous destruction (a corrosion followed by falling) of fine speleothems was studied in the Punkevní Cave (the Moravian Karst) from geochemical point of view. During eight months of the year 2000, the cave atmosphere and dripping waters were monitored. All inner waters (waters from limestone fissures as far as to "mouth of hollow sinters") were found to be close to equilibrium with calcite (SI ~ 0.08 to 0.15). Not being undersaturated, these waters cannot dissolve calcite sinters. The same waters become supersaturated with respect to calcite (SI ~ 0.85 to 2.20) at a contact with cave atmosphere (pCO2 ~ 3,0.10-4 to 4,1.10-3 atm). Thus, during the monitored period, there was not proved any corrosion of the sinters by dripping waters.
Faimon, J., & Zajíček, P. (2016). STUDIUM SAMOVOLNÉ DESTRUKCE "JEMNÝCH SINTROVÝCH FOREM". Geologické výzkumy na Moravě a ve Slezsku, 8. Získáno z https://journals.muni.cz/gvms/article/view/5066
cave atmosphere; corrosion; dripping water; equilibrium; saturation
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