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Geotechnical investigation of some soils from S.W. Nigeria for use as mineral seals in waste disposal landfills

  • Ogunsanwo O. 
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Abstract

Three soils from S.W. Nigeria including two laterite soils are considered for use as mineral seals in the landfill disposal of wastes. The critical factor which determines the suitability of any soil for this purpose is permeability. The workability of such a soil is also important. All these in turn depend on the basic geotechnical properties of the soil.

The soils investigated have very low permeabilities. These together with their geotechnical properties which conform with the general proposals make them ideal for use as mineral seals.

Keywords

Nigeria LDPE Optimum Moisture Content Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Clay Liner 

Analyse géotechnique de quelques sols du sud-ouest du Nigeria utilisés pour le scellement de décharges

Résumé

Trois sols du sud-ouest du Nigeria incluant deux sols latéritiques sont pris en considération pours le scellement de décharges. Le premier critère dont dépend l'utilisation de ces sols est la perméabilité. La facilité de mise en place de ces sols est également très importante. Tous ces critères dépendent des caractéristiques géotechniques du sol.

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© International Association of Engineering Geology 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ogunsanwo O. 
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of IlorinIlorinNigeria

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