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Sabkha soils mixed with oil lake residues - Reuse of a waste material

Mahdi, Talib ORCID:, Al-Otaibi, F. and Thomas, H. R. 2006. Sabkha soils mixed with oil lake residues - Reuse of a waste material. Presented at: 5th International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, Cardiff, Wales, 26-30 June 2006. 5th ICEG - Environmental Geotechnics: Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities for Environmental Geotechnics (2 volume set). pp. 1455-1462. 10.1680/ieg.34723

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The work presented in this paper forms part of an experimental project to assess the viability of stabilising Sabkha soils with oil lake residues. The Sabkha soils investigated were from south Kuwait. Specimens were prepared by mixing the dry Sabkha soil samples with different percentages of oil residues by weight. The results presented include basic physical properties such as grain size distribution, consistency limits, compaction and permeability. Results indicated that the addition of oil residues improves the performance of the Sabkha soils. Maximum dry density increases with the addition of up to 8% oil residues and reduces with more addition. Soil gradations become coarser as the percentage of oil lake residues increases. Permeability and plasticity decreases and plasticity index was slightly affected

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
ISBN: 9780727734747
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2024 02:12

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