Impact of Moisture Mobility on Compression Characteristics of MSW Through Soil Structure Measurements

  • M. V. ShahEmail author
  • Abhijit J. Brahmbhatt
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


The aim of the present research work is to characterize in situ municipal solid waste (MSW) of Pirana landfill, Ahmedabad and study the flow of water through MSW. A series of compaction test were carried out on dry and wet side of optimum and its structural mobility was determined. Suction characteristics, compressibility characteristics and soil microscopy under constant mobility of moisture and its variational flow path into solid surface and subsurface was evaluated. The results indicate that structural compactness of solid particles which are covered with moisture and chemical diffraction of partial organic matter and its overall effect can be well studied through this type of approach. Suction of MSW is affecting the compression characteristics of MSW and soil microscopy helped in understanding role of drying and wetting under constant degree of compactness and its effect on MSW as hydrodynamic force.


Municipal solid waste Soil suction Compressibility Soil microscopy 



The authors are thankful to Dr. G. P. Vadodaria, principal of L D College of Engineering for providing the facilities of institution and motivation towards study. The authors also wish to acknowledge Dr. Kannan Iyer, Assistant Professor of Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management for his esteemed guidance. Image courtesy: R&D department, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsL. D. College of EngineeringAhmedabadIndia

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