The potentials of improving the engineering characteristics of organic soils found in Louisiana were studied. Laboratory studies of approximately 1,100 samples of inorganic and organic soils showed that plasticity and strength are improved by the addition of lime. Changes in pH of soil-lime mixtures showed that increased levels of lime treatment were able to neutralize the acidity of organic matter in the soil and initiate the soil-lime reaction.

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  • Authors:
    • Arman, Ara
    • Munfakh, George A
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 37-45
  • Monograph Title: Compaction and stabilization
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  • Accession Number: 00044499
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN 0-309-02050-6
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM