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

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Title

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

Description

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.

Creator

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

Source

http://www.scirj.org/jul-2015-paper.php?rp=P0715272

Publisher

Scirj Volume III, Issue 7, July 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Citation

Adetoro A.E. and Oladapo. S.A. , “Effects of Sawdust and Palm Kernel Shell Ashes on Geotechnical Properties of Emure / Ise-orun Local Government Areas Soil, Nigeria ,” Scientific Research Journal -> Research Library, accessed May 22, 2018, http://www.scirj.org/rp/items/show/175.

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