Improvement of Settlement Problems of Fibrous Peat

The distribution of peat deposits can be found in many countries and peat-land constituents from 5-8% of earth land surface, where approximately 60% of the wetlands are peat. An increasing growth of the population leads to the necessity of peat-land utilization for development purposes. This article describes a laboratory study on the effect of different binders on the settlement of fibrous peat. The effect of sodium silicate, ordinary Portland cement, and kaolinite on the settlement of peat is investigated through the Rowe Cell consolidation test. At the end of this study, it is shown that by increasing sodium silicate (within 2.5%), cement, and kaolinite on treated peat, it is possible to improve settlement of fibrous peat much more than with conventional binders such as pure cement.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 125-132
  • Monograph Title: Application of Nanotechnology in Pavements, Geological Disasters, and Foundation Settlement Control Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784478448
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 21 2014 3:00PM