Evaluation of agricultural waste material as soil stabilizing agent for soft soil / Muhammad Sofian Abdullah... [et al.].

Abdullah, Muhammad Sofian and Ibrahim, Anas and Chow, Shiao Huey and Ahmad @ Majid, Mohd Farid and Osman, Muhammad Hafeez (2009) Evaluation of agricultural waste material as soil stabilizing agent for soft soil / Muhammad Sofian Abdullah... [et al.]. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

Abstract

The utilization of agricultural waste (agrowaste) material as stabilize agent in lime stabilization provides a satisfactory solution to some of the environmental concerns and problems associated with the agricultural waste management. Recently, agricultural waste such as rice husk ash (RHA) and are used as a lightweight material for building construction especially for the country that produce a lot of agricultural waste. Lack of research in soil stabilization techniques by using agricultural waste lead an idea on conducting this research. This research focusing on investigating the performance of agricultural waste in soil stabilization. The idea of this research is to improve the shear strength of the silty soil (problematic soil) by adding agricultural waste together with hydrated lime as a stabilizing agent. Three types of agricultural waste were selected namely rice husk ash (RHA), palm oil fuel ash (POFA) and sugarcane baggase ash (SCBA). More than hundreds samples were prepared according to the several mix design. The samples were cured for 7, 14, 28 and 60 days and then tested by using unconfined compressive strength (UCT) as a shear strength test. By the result observation, the agricultural waste had increased the shear strength of the silty soil as the percentage of agricultural waste increased at the longer curing time. As a conclusion, this preliminary test shows that the agricultural waste can be used to stabilized the silty soil and hence reduce the environmental problem.

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Abdullah, Muhammad Sofian
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Ibrahim, Anas
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Chow, Shiao Huey
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Ahmad @ Majid, Mohd Farid
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Osman, Muhammad Hafeez
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Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Soil stabilization. Including soil compaction
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Rural and farm sanitary engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Rural and farm sanitary engineering > Sewage and refuse disposal and drainage
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Rural and farm sanitary engineering > Sewage and refuse disposal and drainage > Agricultural wastes
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus
Keywords: Agricultural waste, Lime, Silty Soil, UCT
Date: June 2009
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39968
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