Improvement of Geotechnical Properties of Aged Municipal Solid Wastes Using Dredged Sand and Portland Composite Cement

  • Md. Maruful HoqueEmail author
  • M. Tauhid Ur Rahman
  • Md. Shoriful Alam Mondal
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Closed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill site reclamation is an opportunity for post closure and other infrastructure development in land scarce Bangladesh. But the task is challenging due to a lot of uncertainty and lack of study in the geotechnical properties of aged MSW. The test samples were prepared by mixing with a mixing ratio of 4:1 of dredged sand and Portland composite cement (PCC) type CEM II (Bangladesh standard BDS EN 197-1:2003) mixer with the 5, 10 and 15% of dry weight of aged municipal solid waste collected from Matuail, the largest MSW landfill site of Bangladesh. The unit weight varied from 6.5 to 13 kN/m3. It has been showed that by increasing dredged sand-PCC mixer from 0 to 15% (0–20% dredged sand), the cohesion intercept increased from 9 to 35 kPa and the internal friction angle increased from 25° to 45°. The other two important geotechnical properties that are the compression and secondary compression indices decreased from 0.35 to 0.20 and 0.060 to 0.030, respectively. By increasing the additives of dredged sand and PCC, the shear strength, compression and mechanical properties of aged MSW samples are increased substantially.


Dredged sand PCC Municipal solid waste Ground improvement Geotechnical properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Md. Maruful Hoque
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Tauhid Ur Rahman
    • 2
  • Md. Shoriful Alam Mondal
    • 3
  1. 1.Climate Change Lab, Department of Civil EngineeringMilitary Institute of Science and TechnologyMirpur, DhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringMilitary Institute of Science and TechnologyMirpur, DhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringBangladesh University of Engineering and TechnologyDhakaBangladesh

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