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Keeping electrokinetic phenomena in tropical peat into perspective


Asadi, Afshin and Kim Huat, Bujang and Shariatmadari, Nader (2009) Keeping electrokinetic phenomena in tropical peat into perspective. European Journal of Scientific Research, 29 (2). pp. 281-288. ISSN 1450-216X


In order to conceptualize the electrokinetic phenomena in tropical peat soils, a comprehensive review of the literature got into perspective. Peat soils represent an accumulation of disintegrated plant remains which have been preserved under condition of incomplete aeration and high water content. Electrokinetic techniques are innovative ground improvement methods for soft soils. In this technology with minimal disruption can cause electrochemical effects in soft soils, leading to changes in soil's geomechanical properties. The high water content, net negative charge, high specific surface area, the fully pH dependent of the charge surface, and high resistivity of peat soils all make suitable environment for utilization of electrokinetic techniques and coax researchers into resolving peat’s difficulties from geotechnical and geoenvironmental viewpoint.

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Item Type: Article
Subject: Peat soils
Subject: Soil colloids
Subject: Electrokinetics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: European Journals, Inc.
Keywords: Colloids, Electrokinetic phenomena, Tropical peat soils
Depositing User: Anas Yahaya
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 04:31
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/18005
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