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Physio-Chemical Properties, Consolidation, and Stabilization of Tropical Peat Soil Using Traditional Soil Additives � A State of the Art Literature Review

Ahmad, A. and Sutanto, M.H. and Al-Bared, M.A.M. and Harahap, I.S.H. and Abad, S.V.A.N.K. and Khan, M.A. (2021) Physio-Chemical Properties, Consolidation, and Stabilization of Tropical Peat Soil Using Traditional Soil Additives � A State of the Art Literature Review. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering .

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Abstract

Peat is formed by the degradation of plants and animals in the lack of oxygen and is widely known for its very weak geotechnical characteristics. This is the reason to be considered as an unsuitable foundation soil for construction activities. Several attempts have been made to characterize and stabilize peat soil to make construction viable. This study encapsulates an extensive literature review of the available published data for Atterberg limits, consolidation, and stabilization of peat soil using traditional additives, especially cement and lime. Moreover, peat formation and distribution around the world are also discussed. The analysis of the gathered data shows that peat soils having a high amount of fibers may suffer a large amount of secondary consolidation when the load is applied. Besides, the compressibility factors vary for Malaysian peat due to different water and organic contents. The improvement of peat soil is challenging and expensive, requiring an extra amount of stabilizer for the initiation of the stabilization process. However, the optimum and threshold stabilizer�s dosage for peat is also a challenging task to predict due to several factors affecting the stabilization process. Lastly, the study concludes with recommendations on the implication of the fall cone and thread rolling tests for the determination of Atterberg limits of fibrous peat, effective consolidometer for peat, and utilization of traditional additives for peat soil stabilization. © 2021, Korean Society of Civil Engineers.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Cement additives; Consolidation; Construction industry; Lime; Peat; Soil cement; Soil mechanics; Soil testing; Soils; Tropics, Compressibility factor; Construction activities; Geotechnical characteristics; Literature reviews; Physio-chemical properties; Secondary consolidation; Stabilization process; Tropical peat soils, Stabilization
ID Code:23716
Deposited By: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 09:40
Last Modified:19 Aug 2021 09:40

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