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LIMESTONE POND FINES CASE STUDY: SUBTITLE D LANDFILL SOIL INFILTRATION LAYER AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

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00983571

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University of Texas, Austin

International Center for Aggregates Research, 3208 Red River
Austin, TX 78705-2650 USA

Abstract:

Waste by-product fines continue to represent one of the most costly challenges to the aggregate producer. The problem is especially acute in metropolitan areas where a quarry can often become "landlocked." Valuable stone reserves can become inaccessible until such material is removed. Limestone pond fines have an intrinsic value to construction, environmental, and landfill applications. Eight uses of pond fines were identified in metropolitan Birmingham, Alabama. In six of these cases, limestone pond fines from the SRM Tarrant Quarry were used on a commercial basis. Within 1.5 years, approximately 250,000 tons of pond fines have been removed from the quarry and used primarily as special soil caps or infiltration layers at local landfills. Engineering properties of the limestone pond fines were found to be competitive with, and sometimes superior to, local soils used for general fill. Research indicates that limestone pond fines also show promise in acid mine drainage abatement and hydroseeding for erosion control purposes.

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Language:

English

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University of Texas, Austin

International Center for Aggregates Research, 3208 Red River
Austin, TX 78705-2650 USA

Texas A&M University, College Station

Faculty Exchange Box H
College Station, TX 77843 USA

Authors:

Huffman, M S

Pagination:

15p

Publication Date:

2001

Conference:

International Center for Aggregates Research 9th Annual Symposium: Aggregates - Concrete, Bases and Fines

Location: Austin, Texas
Date: 2001-4-22 to 2001-4-25
Sponsors: International Center for Aggregates Research (ICAR); University of Texas at Austin; Texas A&M University System; Aggregates Foundation for Technology, Research & Education (AFTRE); National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA); Florida Rock Industries

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Subject Areas:

Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; I36: Aggregates

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Dec 27 2004 12:00AM

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