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Sustainable usage of dredged clay materials as land reclamation fills [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0989164]

Researchers A/Prof N Sivakugan; Dr A Arulrajah; Dr M Bo; Dr JJ Ameratunga; Prof JH Atkinson; Mr PJ Boyle

Brief description Millions of cubic metres of dredged materials are removed from river and sea beds every year in dredging projects. It is common to dump a significant portion of the dredged spoils into the sea which can result in serious environmental problems such as deterioration of water quality, damage to aquatic habitats, disruption of ecosystems and dispersion of fine clay particles in seawater. The proposed use of dredged clays as land reclamation fill will lead to a substantial reduction in or even eliminate the need for dumping dredged clays into offshore dumping locations. The stabilized dredged clays have great potential if their geotechnical characteristics are adequately understood.

Funding Amount $78,420

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