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Variation of CBR Values of Laterite Soil Mixed with Jarofix and Lime

  • G. SanthoshEmail author
  • K. S. Beena
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 29)

Abstract

Road networking is one of the vital indicators of development of any country. Presently, scarcity of good subgrade soil is one of the major problems for improving road network. At the same time, handling and disposal of waste is one of the main problems of industrialization. Jarofix which is a waste material from zinc industry is one with limited utilization nowadays. So, the present study is an investigation on the effect of lime and Jarofix when mixed with soil, by conducting unsoaked CBR tests. Initially, the CBR values were evaluated by adding 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50% of Jarofix mixed with soil and the values were found to be decreasing as the percentage of Jarofix increases. The long-term effects of the same mixes were studied after 7, 14, 28, 56, and 90 days and CBR values found to be increasing with age. For further improvement, the tests were done with the addition of 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, and 12.5 percentage of lime for the same soil–Jarofix combinations. The CBR values were improving with percentage of lime and age, and the optimum percentage of lime was found to be 7.5% which showed an increase of more than 100% in CBR.

Keywords

Jarofix Waste utilization Ground improvement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringCUSATKochiIndia

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