Journal article

Improved Shear Strength Performance of Compacted Rubberized Clays Treated with Sodium Alginate Biopolymer

Amin Soltani, Ramin Raeesi, Abbas Taheri, An Deng, Mehdi Mirzababaei

POLYMERS | MDPI | Published : 2021


This study examines the potential use of sodium alginate (SA) biopolymer as an environmentally sustainable agent for the stabilization of rubberized soil blends prepared using a high plasticity clay soil and tire-derived ground rubber (GR). The experimental program consisted of uniaxial compression and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) tests; the former was performed on three soil-GR blends (with GR-to-soil mass ratios of 0%, 5% and 10%) compacted (and cured for 1, 4, 7 and 14 d) employing distilled water and three SA solutions-prepared at SA-to-water (mass-to-volume) dosage ratios of 5, 10 and 15 g/L-as the compaction liquid. For any given GR content, the greater the SA dosage and/or the l..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The work presented in this paper has been partially funded by Green Industries SA; this support is gratefully acknowledged.