Stabilisation of erodible and dispersive soils with natural wood processing by-products [ 2006 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof BN Indraratna; Dr MA Ismail; Mr R Armstrong; Mr VC Wijeyakulasuriya

Brief description Lignosulfonate is a by-product of paper and wood processing industry, which is an environmentally friendly organic compound with an immense potential for stabilising erodible and dispersive soils when mixed in small quantities. This project will deliver practical design guidelines and specifications for sustainable performance of road and rail embankments that are treated with lignosulfonates. Utilisation of lignosulfonates in soil stabilisation is not only cost-effective, but also has the benefit of eliminating a waste disposal problem. The proposed project will improve industrial competitiveness and Australia's export earnings through increased commercialisation and technology transfer in the region.

Funding Amount $214,427

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