Evaluation of cement hydration properties of cement-stabilized lead-contaminated soils using electrical resistivity measurement

Chen, L., Du, Y.-J., Liu, S.-Y. and Jin, F. (2011) Evaluation of cement hydration properties of cement-stabilized lead-contaminated soils using electrical resistivity measurement. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 15(4), pp. 312-320. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HZ.1944-8376.0000073)

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Abstract

In this study, electrical resistivity was related to the fundamental geotechnical properties of cement solidified/stabilized heavy metal–contaminated soils. Lead-contaminated soils were artificially prepared with various concentrations and treated by portland cement Type I at three content levels. The compacted cylindrical specimen was prepared with a diameter of 50 mm and height of 100 mm. The apparent electrical resistivity, electrical conductivity of pore fluid, unconfined compressive strength, and water contents were measured at different curing times. The result shows that the apparent electrical resistivity increases with the increase of curing time and the decrease of porosity and saturation degree as a result of cement hydration development. The effects of lead concentration, cement content, and curing time on the apparent electrical resistivity were discussed. The cementation index mm was used to evaluate the cementation degree of cement-treated lead-contaminated soils. Lead pollutant at high concentrations could suppress or retard the hydration of solidified/stabilized soils. Electrical resistivity measurements can be used as a nondestructive method to evaluate the hydration development of solidified/stabilized lead-contaminated soils.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jin, Dr Fei
Authors: Chen, L., Du, Y.-J., Liu, S.-Y., and Jin, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste
Publisher:American Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN:2153-5493
ISSN (Online):2153-5515
Published Online:24 September 2010

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