OJCE  Vol.5 No.2 , June 2015
Effect of Using Stone Cutting Slurry Waste (Al-Khamkha) on the Compaction Characteristics of Jerash Cohesive Soil
Abstract: The aim of this research is to study the effect of using (Al-KHAMKHA) is stone cutting slurry waste local name in JORDAN on the unit weight and moisture content of Jerash cohesive soil Al-Khamkha which is the local name of the stone cutting slurry waste which is produced during the cutting operation, This water carries large amounts of stone powder, which leads to complex nature of environmental problem so these waste material needs to be utilized meaningfully in economic way. The degree of compaction of a soil is measured in terms of its dry unit weight Al-Khamkha mixed with Jerash cohesive soil at different amount ranges from 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, up to 50% and compaction characteristics of Jerash cohesive soil without and with different amount of Al-Khamkha was studied. This investigation show that as the amount of Al-Khamkha increase from 0% to 15%, the dry unit weight of Jerash cohesive soil increase from 14.4 KN/m3 at 0% of Al-Khamkha to 16.5 KN/m3 at 15% and after that .any increase of Al-Khamkha decrease the dry unit weight. On the other hand, the optimum water content of the Jerash cohesive soil was increases with increasing the percentage of Al-Khamkha on the cohesive soil.
Cite this paper: Masoud, T. (2015) Effect of Using Stone Cutting Slurry Waste (Al-Khamkha) on the Compaction Characteristics of Jerash Cohesive Soil. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 5, 214-219. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2015.52021.

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