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Remediation in Karst

  • Petar T. MilanovićEmail author
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Glossary

Collapse

Abrupt breakdown of unconsolidated sediments deposited above the cave or karst channel or breakdown of the cavern overburden. Synonym – subsidence

Cutoff

A construction below ground level intended to reduce water seepage (grout curtain or cutoff wall)

Cutoff wall

A watertight wall of clay or concrete which is built up by applying structure in the form of trench or overlapping piles

Dam failure

Collapse or movement of part of a dam or its foundation, so that the dam cannot retain water

Grouting

Is a procedure of which grout mix is injected into the fissures, cavities, and voids in rock formations in order to reduce its permeability and to improve geotechnical properties of rock mass

Induces collapse

Breakdown of unconsolidated sediments as the result of human activities (groundwater pumping, mining, tunneling, or man-made reservoir influence)

Karst

Terrain composed of high soluble rocks (limestone, dolomite, gypsum, salt, and conglomerate with carbonate matrix) and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BelgradeSerbia

Section editors and affiliations

  • James LaMoreaux
    • 1
  1. 1.P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.TuscaloosaUSA

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