Soil Stabilization Techniques Using Sodium Hydroxide Additives

Olaniyan, O. S.; Olaoye, R. A.; Okeyinka, O. M.; Olaniyan, D. B.
December 2011
International Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering;Dec2011, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p9
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors related to use of sodium hydroxide in soil stabilization. They examined the suitability of mineral polymerization techniques on kaolinitic clay materials. It mentions that sodium hydroxide was used at different quantities to alter the three dimensional of the clay materials. It highlights that increase in sand ratio modified the grain fraction. It reports that increase in clay to sand ratio increases kaolin activity and speed up the mineral polymerization process. It reveals that stabilized soil is less resistant to compressive loads under wet conditions.


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