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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (631) Last page : (636)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-6664

Agricultural and Industrial Waste as Soil Stabilizer: An Overview

Mandeep Kaur* and Jaspal Singh

Department of Civil Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: mkmeenu86@gmail.com  
Received: 26.05.2018 | Revised: 22.06.2018 | Accepted: 28.06.2018  



Soil is the foundation material which supports loads from the superstructure and is the most widely used as a sub grade in highway system, either in its natural form or in a processed form. In India, near about one-fifth of land area is overlaid with black cotton soil also known as expansive soil. These soils are found to be highly problematic because of their alternate swelling and shrinkage nature and therefore are not suitable at the construction site. To overcome these problems soil must be stabilized. Soil stabilization is a mean of altering the soil properties to maintain or enhance the performance of the soil as a construction material. Soil can be stabilized by using various methods which include compaction of soil, replacement or addition of soil with chemical admixture or wastes as a stabilizing agent. One of the most effective and economic method for soil stabilization is utilization of waste materials such as agricultural waste, industrial waste that not only improve the soil properties but also helps in management of waste. This paper shed a light on the results of works done by different researchers on agricultural and industrial waste materials as a soil stabilizing material.

Key words: Expansive Soils, Soil stabilization, Soil stabilizing material, Agricultural waste, Industrial waste

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Cite this article: Kaur, M. and Singh, J., Agricultural and Industrial Waste as Soil Stabilizer: An Overview, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 631-636 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6664