Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 673-678 January-March 2011

 

APPLICATIONS OF AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC WASTES IN GEOTECHNICAL APPLICATIONS : AN OVERVIEW

 

A. V. Narasimha Rao*1 and M. Chittaranjan2

1. Department of Civil Engineering, S .V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 14, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

The rapid growth in population and industrialization cause generation of large quantities of wastes. The bulk wastes from industrial, commercial, mining, agricultural and domestic activities are discharged either treated or untreated over the soil leading to changes in soil properties causing improvement or degradation of engineering behavior of soil. If there is an improvement in engineering behavior of soil, there is a value addition to the industrial wastes serving the three benefits of safe disposal of effluent, using as a stabilizer and return of income on it. In this paper the beneficial effects of certain agricultural and domestic wastes in geotechnical applications have been discussed.

 

Keywords : Agricultural wastes, Burnt Olive waste, Domestic wastes, Construction, Demolition wastes.

 

 

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