Sabkhs soils mixed with oil lake residues- reuse of a waste material

The work presented in this paper forms part of an experimental project to assess the viability of stabilising Sabkha soils with oil lake residues.The Sabkha soils investigated were from Kuwait.Specimens were prepared by mixing the dry Sabkha soil samples with different percentages of oil residues by weight.The results presented include basic physical properties such as grain size distribution, consistency limits, compaction and permeability.Results indicated that the addition of oil residues improves the performance of Sabkha soils.Maximum dry density increases with the addition of up to 8% oil residues and reduces with more addition.Soil gradations become coarse as the percentage of oil lake residues increases.Permeability and plasticity decreases and plasticity index was slightly affected.For the covering abstract of this conference see ITRD E132435.

  • Authors:
    • MAHDI, T A
    • AL-OTAIBI, F
    • THOMAS, H R
  • Publication Date: 2006

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01045866
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 12:32PM