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Mass Stabilization Technique for Peat Soil A Review

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Author Mahdieh Sha'abani, Behzad Kalantari
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 512-516
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 5
Issue Date June 01, 2012
Publishing Date June 01, 2012
Keywords Peat; mass stabilization; binder; laboratory tests; curing; strength


Peat soil is a representative material of soft soils and classified as highly organic. It is found in all part of the world except in deserts and the arctic regions. Peat is well known to deform and fail under a light surcharge load. An effective method for soil improvement is the mass stabilization. Mass stabilization is a relatively new ground improvement method for soft soil layers such as peat soil. Stabilization is done by mixing an appropriate amount of dry or wet binder throughout the volume of the treated soil layer. Mass stabilization increases peat strength, improve deformation properties and save costs. Various techniques as well as various binders are currently used to strengthen peat. Some of the methods used in laboratory have shown more positive results. Also some binders have proven to be more effective than others to improve load bearing capacity of peat.

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