CHARACTERIZATION AND USEFULNESS OF DREDGED MATERIALS.

Raymond J. Krizek*, Abdelsalam M. Salem

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Abstract

Based on data obtained from an extensive experimental study to evaluate the potential usefulness of landfills from bottom sediments dredged from the harbors and navigation channels of deep water ports, it was found that most of these dredged materials were a mixture of organic silts and clays of medium to high plasticity and inorganic clays of high plasticity. As deposited in a landfill and for many years thereafter, these materials will be highly compressible, weak, and somewhat sensitive, and, unless measures are taken to improve their mechanical properties, the potential use of the resulting landfills will be limited to parks, recreational areas, wild life refuges, parking lots, or sites for building very flexible structures that can tolerate considerable differential settlement. Refs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-109
Number of pages15
Journal[No source information available]
Volume1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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