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.
- See also Volume 2, PB96-125125.
Florida Institute of Technology, MelbourneDepartment of Civil Engineering, 150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL United States 32901-6975
Tallahassee, FL United States 32301
- Cosentino, P J
- Kalajian, E H
- Shieh, C S
- Heck, H H
- Publication Date: 1995-6-1
- Pagination: 149 p.
- TRT Terms: Bottom ash; Building materials; Combustion; Environmental impacts; Fills; Geotechnical engineering; Local government; Materials; Properties of materials; Road construction; Salvage; Specifications; Waste disposal
- Old TRIS Terms: Materials specifications; Municipal waste combustion
- Subject Areas: Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; I33: Other Materials used in Pavement Layers;
- 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