Role of Phosphogypsum and Ceramic Dust in Amending the Early Strength Development of a Lime Stabilized Expansive Soil

  • Jijo James Tagore Engineering College
  • P. Kasinatha Pandian Tagore Engineering College
Keywords: Expansive soil, lime stabilization, phosphogypsum, ceramic dust, early strength, unconfined compression.

Abstract

This investigation delves into the potential of two solid wastes viz. Phosphogypsum (PG) and Ceramic Dust (CD) in enhancing the development of the early strength of an expansive soil. The minimum lime content required for modification of the soil called as Lime Modification Optimum (LMO) was determined using pH test. The expansive soil was then stabilized using one lime content chosen below LMO and another lime content chosen above LMO. These two lime contents were amended with varying doses of the two solid wastes. The unconfined compressive strength of the stabilized soil combinations with and without additives was determined after curing for three different periods of 2 hours, 3 days and 7 days. The results of the strength tests were analyzed and compared for the two solid wastes adopted as additives. The results showed that PG enabled a quicker development of strength of the lime stabilized soil whereas CD did not have much of an influence on the early strength of the stabilized soil.

Author Biographies

Jijo James, Tagore Engineering College

Asst. Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

P. Kasinatha Pandian, Tagore Engineering College

Principal and Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Published
2017-03-08
How to Cite
James, J., & Pandian, P. K. (2017). Role of Phosphogypsum and Ceramic Dust in Amending the Early Strength Development of a Lime Stabilized Expansive Soil. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, 7(2), 38-49. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/IJSCET/article/view/1130
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