Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4A Page No.: 1479-1483 April-June 2013

 

UTILIZATION OF MARBLE SLURRY TO ENHANCE SOIL PROPERTIES AND PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

 

Viswakarma Amit*1 and Rajput Rakesh Singh 2

1. Department of Civil Engineering, University Institute of Technology, RGPV, Bhopal (INDIA)
2. Structural Engineering University, Institute of Technology, RGPV, Bhopal (INDIA)

 

Received on : December 05, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Marble deposits are widespread in India, with deposits of economic importance being concentrated in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh. The safe disposal of Marble slurry is a big problem as it occupies huge space and is an environmental hazard especially after the slurry dries up. Nearly one thousands Gang saw and thousand of cutters are producing 15-20 lakhs tons of marble slurry waste which is indestructible waste create loses to general public. The main objectives of the present study are utilization of marble slurry to enhance soil properties by testing some experiments on blend and protect environment up to some extent from the harmful effects of dumping marble slurry waste into open environment. For this study we take the black cotton soil and waste marble slurry in different proportions and have done the different kind of basic tests such as Proctor test, California bearing test, Liquid limit test, Plastic limit test and Specific gravity test. Marble slurry utilization in black cotton soil is one of the best ways to improve soil properties.

 

Keywords : Marble slurry, Black cotton Soil, CBR, LL,PL

 

 

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