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Gypsum treated fly ash as a liner for waste disposal facilities

Puvvadi V, Sivapullaiah and Arif Ali M, Baig (2011) Gypsum treated fly ash as a liner for waste disposal facilities. In: Conference on WASCON, JUN 03-05, 2009 , Lyon, FRANCE, pp. 359-369.

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Fly ash has potential application in the construction of base liners for waste containment facilities. While most of the fly ashes improve in the strength with curing, the ranges of permeabilities they attain may often not meet the basic requirement of a liner material. An attempt has been made in the present context to reduce the hydraulic conductivity by adding lime content up to 10% to two selected samples of class F fly ashes. The use of gypsum, which is known to accelerate the unconfined compressive strength by increasing the lime reactivity, has been investigated in further improving the hydraulic conductivity. Hydraulic conductivities of the compacted specimens have been determined in the laboratory using the falling head method. It has been observed that the addition of gypsum reduces the hydraulic conductivity of the lime treated fly ashes. The reduction in the hydraulic conductivity of the samples containing gypsum is significantly more for samples with high amounts of lime contents (as high as 1000 times) than those fly ashes with lower amounts of lime. However there is a relatively more increase in the strengths of the samples with the inclusion of gypsum to the fly ashes at lower lime contents. This is due to the fact that excess lime added to fly ash is not effectively converted into pozzolanic compounds. Even the presence of gypsum is observed not to activate these reactions with excess lime. On the other hand the higher amount of lime in the presence of sulphate is observed to produce more cementitious compounds which block the pores in the fly ash. The consequent reduction in the hydraulic conductivity of fly ash would be beneficial in reducing the leachability of trace elements present in the fly ash when used as a base liner. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
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Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2011 05:07
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2011 05:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36170

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