Combination of Porous Ecological Concrete and Geocell in Riverbank Protection

  • Y. ZhuangEmail author
  • H. L. Xiao
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


This paper presented a new type of ecological riverbank protection, which was constructed by a combined use of the porous ecological concrete and geocell. The mechanism and construction technology of the ecological riverbank protection were detailed described. Considering the water level, the riverbank protection was divided into three portions: the presented ecological riverbank protection was mainly adopted above the normal water level; the precast concrete block, sand and stone cushion were combined used below the water level; and the jointly used of the dry block stone and water plants was applied in the areas where the water level changes. Since the inclusion of the solid waste and organic matter in the substratum of the ecological cement, this technology is much more suitable for the growth of the plants, and featured the cost-effective and environment-friendly. As a result, the technology can provide maximum resistance to the erode of the water flow on the basis of the high structural stability and ecosystem stability, and has significant potential in the application of riverbank protection.


Porous ecological concrete Geocell Ecological riverbank protection Environment-friendly 



The financial support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51478166), the financial support sponsored by Qing Lan Project, the National Key R&D program of China (Grant No. 2016YFC0502208) is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Ecological Remediation of Lakes and Rivers and Algal Utilization of Hubei ProvinceHubei University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory for RC and PRC Structures of Education MinistrySoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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