DEVELOPING SPECIFICATIONS FOR WASTE GLASS AND WASTE-TO-ENERGY BOTTOM ASH AS HIGHWAY FILL MATERIALS. VOLUME 1 OF 2 (BOTTOM ASH)

The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the geotechnical engineering properties and the environmental characteristics of MWC bottom ash for use in highway applications. Bottom ash from a mass-burn facility and a refuse-derived-fuel facility was examined to show any variability in the strength and deformation characteristics between the two most prevalent processes used in municipal waste combustion (MWC). The following geotechnical properties of MWC ash were examined: visual classification, grain size analysis, specific gravity, absorption, mineralogy, pozzolanic activity, bulk rodded unit weight, moisture-density, and permeability. Shear and deformation characteristics of the bottom ash were evaluated as follows: unconfined compressive strength, consolidated drained triaxial shear test, determination of elastic modulus and resilient modulus, and California Bearing Ratio and Limerock Bearing Ratio values.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB96-125125.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne

    Department of Civil Engineering, 150 West University Boulevard
    Melbourne, FL  United States  32901-6975

    Florida Department of Transportation

    Haydon Burns Building, 605 Suwanee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32301
  • Authors:
    • Cosentino, P J
    • Kalajian, E H
    • Shieh, C S
    • Heck, H H
  • Publication Date: 1995-6-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 149 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FL/DOT/RMC-06650-7754-V1, WPI 0510650
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 4 1996 12:00AM