LABORATORY STUDY ON LEACHING OF CALCAREOUS SOIL FROM KUWAIT

The results are presented of a comprehensive, experimental program aimed at developing a better understanding of the factors affecting the leaching characteristics of typical calcareous soil in Kuwait. The study investigated soil density, fines content, flow gradient, and quality of infiltrating water. It was found that leaching is a time-depedent process, and that it is directly proportional to the relative density of the soil. Leaching increases with the increase of the fines content of the soil. It was also found that the flow rate has an insignificant effect on the leaching process within the range of hydraulic gradient investigated. The soil permeability was not affected by the leaching process. The degree of dissolution of the different salts may be ranked in descending order according to the anions and cations found in the leachate.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1797-09
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  • Accession Number: 00602995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1990 12:00AM