“The Effect of Industrial Effluents on Plasticity, Compaction and Strength Characteristics of Shedi Soil”

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue XI, November 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

“The Effect of Industrial Effluents on Plasticity, Compaction and Strength Characteristics of Shedi Soil”

Padmaja B V1 , Dr K.V.S.B Raju2 , Chandrashekar A S3

 1Post Graduate Student, Department of Civil Engineering UVCE, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering UVCE, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3PHD Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering UVCE, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Rapid industrialization has resulted in enormous generation of liquid and solid wastes and such wastes have been dumped on land either intentionally / unintentionally. However, such studies are important for understanding the interaction of pollutants in industrial wastewaters with soils and from a Geotechnical Engineering perspective. In view of the above, attempts have been made in this study to comprehensively investigate the effect of two wastewaters, namely, pharmaceutical wastewater and battery effluents. This study also involves with the evaluation of the effect of Industrial Effluents contamination on geotechnical properties of Shedi soil by varying percentages of industrial effluents namely 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%. And aims to improve geotechnical properties of Shedi soil amended with Industrial Effluents and to determine the change in geotechnical properties like Atterberg’s limits, Compaction and Shear strength, which were cured for various curing periods for 7 days, 14 days, 28 days and 60 days. If there is an improvement in engineering behaviour of soil, there is a value addition to the industrial wastes can be used as stabilizer. If there is degradation of engineering behaviour of soil then solution for decontamination is to be obtained.

Keywords: Soil Contamination, Shedi Soil, Pharmaceutical industrial effluent, Battery industrial effluent, Index Properties, Compaction characteristics, Shear strength parameters, Scanning Electron Microscopy.

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