Enhanced Sustainable Soils: A Review

  • G. Di EmidioEmail author
  • J. Meeusen
  • D. Snoeck
  • R. D. Verastegui Flores
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Issues associated with the production of waste and their disposal continue to be a major preoccupation for governments, public and private organizations and the general community around the world. This paper includes the current trends on the possible reuse of various waste streams for geotechnical and geo-environmental applications. After a general overview, specific examples will be described and new results on amended recycled sediments and amended soils will be presented. Examples of this sustainable concept to be further promisingly developed include: (1) the possible use of waste heat for the production of new amended raw materials, (2) the reuse of dredged sediments for various geotechnical and geo-environmental applications, (3) the use of various recycled soil amendments for mechanical and hydraulic enhancement techniques.


Waste streams Sustainable design Reuse of waste Ground improvement Enhanced clays 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Di Emidio
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Meeusen
    • 1
  • D. Snoeck
    • 2
  • R. D. Verastegui Flores
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of GeotechnicsGhent UniversityZwijnaardeBelgium
  2. 2.SLW FoundationsZulteBelgium
  3. 3.MOW GeotechniekZwijnaardeBelgium

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