GEP  Vol.7 No.1 , January 2019
Studies on Characteristics, Applications and Strength Improvement of Marine Clay: A Review
Abstract: Strength assessment and improvement of strength parameters are essential to design the foundation in clay and marine clay. Several studies have been made in this aspect. Marine clay is also a potential material for use as liner material to contain landfill leach ate. The applications include use of marine clay for transforming waste into light weight aggregates and thus create better environment. The physical parameters such as Atterberg limits, California Bearing Ratio (CBR) value, dry density, specific gravity, free swell, chemical properties such as pH value, cation exchange capacity, organic matter content, calcium carbonate, and mineralogical composition using X-ray diffraction analysis are studied. The consolidation characteristics, determination of strength improvement strategies using admixtures at different proportions are frequently adopted. Commonly used admixtures are lime, limes mixed with cement, coir, shredded plastics. The consolidation studies are very vital and play an important role.
Cite this paper: Saisubramanian, R. , Murugaiyan, V. and Sundararajan, T. (2019) Studies on Characteristics, Applications and Strength Improvement of Marine Clay: A Review. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 7, 93-106. doi: 10.4236/gep.2019.71008.

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