Performance of soil stabilized with carbon nanomaterials

Mohd. Raihan Taha, Jamal M.A. Alsharef

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Abstract

The use of nanomaterials to stabilize soil is a developing research area in geotechnical engineering. In this study, the use of carbon nanotube was compared to carbon nanofiber for possible applications in soil stabilization. Fundamental properties such as Atterberg's limits and compaction characteristics were first explored. Then the hydraulic conductivities of the soil-nanomaterial reinforcement were determined. The maximum amounts of the nanomaterial used is 0.2 % by dry weight of the soil. Both nanomaterials increased the specific gravity, dry densities and pH values slightly. Furthermore, the hydraulic conductivity decreases for samples with carbon nanotube and greater decrease was obtained for samples with carbon nanofiber. These results indicated that small amounts of nanomaterials used can provide measurable changes in the soil behavior. Thus, the nanomaterials used in this study can be further considered as potential soil stabilization materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChemical Engineering Transactions
PublisherItalian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC
Pages757-762
Number of pages6
Volume63
ISBN (Electronic)9788895608617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Nanostructured materials
Carbon
Soils
Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanofibers
Hydraulic conductivity
Density (specific gravity)
Carbon nanotubes
Stabilization
Geotechnical engineering
Reinforcement
Compaction

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  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Taha, M. R., & Alsharef, J. M. A. (2018). Performance of soil stabilized with carbon nanomaterials. In Chemical Engineering Transactions (Vol. 63, pp. 757-762). Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1863127

Performance of soil stabilized with carbon nanomaterials. / Taha, Mohd. Raihan; Alsharef, Jamal M.A.

Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 63 Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, 2018. p. 757-762.

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Taha, MR & Alsharef, JMA 2018, Performance of soil stabilized with carbon nanomaterials. in Chemical Engineering Transactions. vol. 63, Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, pp. 757-762. https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1863127
Taha MR, Alsharef JMA. Performance of soil stabilized with carbon nanomaterials. In Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 63. Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC. 2018. p. 757-762 https://doi.org/10.3303/CET1863127
Taha, Mohd. Raihan ; Alsharef, Jamal M.A. / Performance of soil stabilized with carbon nanomaterials. Chemical Engineering Transactions. Vol. 63 Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC, 2018. pp. 757-762
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