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Scirj Volume III, Issue VII, July 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Effects of Sawdust and Palm Kernel Shell Ashes on Geotechnical Properties of Emure / Ise-orun Local Government Areas Soil, Nigeria

Adetoro A.E. and Oladapo. S.A.

Abstract: It is now of necessity that there is need for alternative materials (additives) of local means to conventional ones as stabilizing agents in order to improve on cost of construction in developing countries like Nigeria. Soil samples were taken from the study area and necessary laboratory tests conducted on them in order to analyse the effects of locally available additives (i.e. Palm Kernel Shell -PKSA and Sawdust - SDA Ashes) on the geotechnical properties of the soil samples. The tests results showed that Liquid Limit (LL), Plasticity Index (PI) and Maximum Dry Density (MDD) decrease and Plastic Limit (PL) increase as the quantities of the additives increase. These showed that the additives were able to stabilized the soil to some extent. Though the effects of the additives were not so felt due to the high content of the clayey in the soils. Furthermore, the PKSA additive has more effects on the soil samples than the SDA additive. Thus, it can be deduced that the additives should not be used in stabilizing soil with extremely high content of clay and water logged area in order to get good results from the process. Moreover, there is need for further study on this research work.

Reference this Paper: Effects of Sawdust and Palm Kernel Shell Ashes on Geotechnical Properties of Emure / Ise-orun Local Government Areas Soil, Nigeria by Adetoro A.E. and Oladapo. S.A. published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume III, Issue VII, July 2015 Edition, Page 35-38 ".

Search Terms: Liquid limit, Maximum Dry Density, Plasticity Index, Plastic Limit, Nigeria

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