Geotechnical Engineering Properties of Solidified Sludge in Qizishan Landfill Site, China

  • Weian LinEmail author
  • Kaixi An
  • Yunmin Chen
  • Liangtong Zhan
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In order to have a better understanding of solidified sludge in a sewage sludge disposal pit, field and laboratory investigation were conducted on the geotechnical properties of the solidified sludge at the Qizishan Landfill in Suzhou, China. The field investigation included borehole sampling. The laboratory test involved the measurements of water content, organic matter content and shear strength for the borehole samples taken from Qizishan landfill sludge pit. The tests results demonstrated that the cohesive intercept (c) of the solidified sludge mostly range from 15 to 60 kPa; friction angle (φ) mostly range from 6° to 40°. The unconfined compressive strength for sludge normally about 180 kPa, but the unconfined compressive strength for some cement-like samples up to 250–300 kPa. Above analysis are useful for the in-situ sludge reinforcement methods, such as first in-situ vacuum preloading combined with subsequent solidification treatment. And it can provide the necessary geotechnical parameter and partly basis for sludge disposal design.


Solidified sludge Consolidation Geotechnical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weian Lin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kaixi An
    • 1
  • Yunmin Chen
    • 1
  • Liangtong Zhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Soft Soils and Geoenvironmental Engineering, MOE Department of Civil EngineeringZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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