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Malathy J , College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai; Dr.M.Muttharam, College of Engineering, Anna Univeristy, Chennai


Claysoil, Behaviour of lead


A study was performed to determine the index properties, unconfined compressive strength, compressibility and permeability characteristics of the lead contaminated soil. Lead added to the natural soil in different concentrations such as 500ppm, 1000ppm and 2000ppm. Contamination is carried out by saturating the soil sample in Lead nitrate solutions for varying contamination periods such as 7, 14 and 28 days. UCS tests were conducted on these samples. The results showed pronounced changes in the index properties of the lead contaminated soil and gain in strength varies linearly till 1000ppm and after reaching the point, the strength starts to decline. Enhanced compressibility and permeability characteristics were observed for the lead contaminated soil. Correlations for unconfined strength as functions of contamination period and contamination concentration was established and discussed.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I1022
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2014
Page(s): 124-127

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