Permeability Potentials and Characteristics of Plastic Pellet Stabilized Sedimentary Formation

Olarewaju, A.J. (2018) Permeability Potentials and Characteristics of Plastic Pellet Stabilized Sedimentary Formation. International Journal of Academy of Engineering Research and Theory (IJAERT, 1 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2545-5931

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Engineering constructions require large quantities of lateritic soils where drainage is very important. Therefore construction of these infrastructures by using the available soils especially the laterite is more beneficial in relation to their characteristics as construction material that would allow the passage of water when saturated. In other to mitigate the harmful effect of plastic waste in the environment, it is necessary to determine the various ways by which it could be used in construction and geotechnical industries. In this study, the lateritic soil used was taken on the Ibeshe-Ewekoro-Ilaro Formation at Ajegunle, along Papalanto-Ilaro road, Ogun State, Nigeria and the solid plastic wastes were taken from plastic recycling plant at Papalanto, Ogun State, Nigeria. The plastic wastes were cut into pellets passing through 5mm sieve and then substituted for lateritic soil from 0% to 50% at 5% interval for the tests while 0% served as control experiment. The test conducted in line with BS 1377 (1990) on plastic pellet stabilized lateritic soil is falling head permeability. From the results, it was observed that permeability parameters increases as the percentage of plastic pellet substitution increases with interesting increase at above 30% plastic pellet substitution. The use of plastic for in construction industry would reduce the quantities of plastic waste generated, and therefore, environmental risks and hazards caused by plastic wastes would be greatly reduced if not completely eliminated

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Potential, Permeability, Plastic, Stabilized, Lateritic, Waste, Environment.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Joy Oluwabukola Olayiwola
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:08
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 09:08

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