Effectiveness of the EcSS 3000 soil stabilizer on expansive soils in Arizona

Project: Research project

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Description

Effectiveness of the EcSS 3000 soil stabilizer on expansive soils in Arizona Effectiveness of the EcSS 3000 soil stabilizer on expansive soils in Arizona RESEARCH STUDY Effectiveness of the EcSS 3000 soil stabilizer on expansive soils in Arizona. OBJECTIVE This study will allow for the evaluation of the effectiveness and short term durability of the soil stabilizer EcSS 3000 when it is applied to expansive soils commonly encountered in Arizona. Response to wetting tests will be performed on the soil before and after treatment is applied. SCOPE Response to wetting tests will be performed on two commonly found expansive soils in Arizona. The tests will be performed on remolded samples and under controlled laboratory conditions to ensure repeatability and identical ranges in moisture content variation. One untreated and two treated tests will be performed on each soil as detailed below. The treated tests will be performed after 3 and 14 days of applied treatment. That will allow for conclusions about the short-term effectiveness of the product. In addition to the response to wetting tests, the soils will be tested for sulfate content to evaluate the potential for mineral transformation. Besides sulfate content tests, the plan of work does not include testing for salts or other components of the product and therefore, it does not include an evaluation for potential impact to environmental conditions. A report with the results will be issued after 6 weeks of the starting date of the study. PLAN OF WORK The plan of work includes the following tasks: 1) Soil Collection 2) Soil Classification 3) Standard Compaction Testing (optimum moisture and maximum dry density) 4) Swelling Potential 5) Sulfate Content Determination
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date12/1/123/31/13

Funding

  • INDUSTRY: Domestic Company: $6,006.00

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