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Geotechnical Properties and Microstructure of a Diesel Contaminated Lateritic Soil Treated with Lime

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Portelinha, Fernando Henrique Martins [1] ; De Souza Correia, Natalia [1] ; Dos Santos Mendes, Igor [1] ; Da Silva, Jose Wilson Batista [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Civil Engn, Washington Luis Rd, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: SOIL & SEDIMENT CONTAMINATION; v. 30, n. 7, p. 838-861, OCT 3 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Studies involving oil-contaminated lateritic fine-grained soils are still scarce in literature, especially regarding treatments for improving soils mechanical properties. In this study, geotechnical properties and microstructure of a diesel-contaminated lateritic soil treated with lime are investigated and compared to tests conducted on lime-treated soil (2% to 8% lime) and diesel-contaminated soil (2 to16% diesel). The presence of diesel had no significant effect on soil plasticity but decreased soil strength. Lime stabilization applied to diesel-contaminated soils significantly improved soil properties after 6% of lime stabilizer. The diesel presence led to an inhibition of lime reaction due to reduction of cation exchange capacity and flocculation, which reflected in loss of its effectiveness in improving strength as compared to natural soil response. The water retention behavior and unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of soil were affected by diesel contamination, leading to curve shapes similar to clay materials. Adding 2% of lime to the contaminated soil, increase in the soil pores and changes in the shapes of water retention curve and k-functions were observed with similar behavior of a course-grained material. Overall, this study highlights how the presence of diesel and lime affects lateritic soil properties and microstructure. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/18522-1 - Evaluation of geotechnical behavior of hydrocarbon-contaminated tropical soils
Grantee:José Wilson Batista da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation