Grouting gasoline-contaminated sand with microfine cement

Lois G. Schwarz*, Raymond John Krizek

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The effectiveness of using microfine cement grout injected into three different gasoline-contaminated sands was evaluated. Experiments were conducted to determine the bleed capacity and microstructure of neat grouts containing various percentages of gasoline, and it was found that the presence of a small amount of gasoline significantly reduces the bleed capacity of the grout and that the discrete entities of gasoline were encapsulated within the grout microstructure. Six grouting scenarios were investigated: four involved gasoline-contamination to model the effect of water table fluctuations on the residual saturation of the gasoline, and two involved no contamination to establish reference conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1366-1380
Number of pages15
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number46 /2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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