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Three-year performance of in-situ mass stabilised contaminated site soils using MgO-bearing binders

Wang, F and Jin, F and Shen, Z and Al-Tabbaa, A (2016) Three-year performance of in-situ mass stabilised contaminated site soils using MgO-bearing binders. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 318. pp. 302-307. ISSN 0304-3894

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This paper provides physical and chemical performances of mass stabilised organic and inorganic contaminated site soils using a new group of MgO-bearing binders over 3 years and evaluated the time-dependent performance during the 3 years. This study took place at a contaminated site in Castleford, UK in 2011, where MgO, ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) and Portland cement (PC) were mixed with the contaminated soils in a dry form using the ALLU mass mixing equipment. Soil cores were retrieved 40-day, 1-year and 3-year after the treatment. The core quality, strength, and the leaching properties were determined via physical observation, unconfined compressive strength (UCS) and batch leaching tests. After 3-year treatment, the UCS values of ALLU mixes were in the range of 50–250 kPa; the leachate concentrations of Cd, Pb, Cu and Zn (except Ni) in all mixes were lower than their drinking water standards; and the leachability of total organics was in the range of 10–105 mg/L. No apparent degradation of the mass stabilised materials after 3 years’ exposure to the field conditions was found. MgO-GGBS blends were found able to provide higher strength and less leachability of contaminants compared to PC and MgO-only mixes in mass stabilised soils.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: GGBS In-situ mass stabilisation Leachability MgO Strength
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:33
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 07:48
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.07.018