Paper Title:
Effect of Oil Contamination on Atterberg Limits of Soil
  Abstract

Atterberg limit tests were preformed on diesel oil contaminated soil and crude oil contaminated soil. The results show that Atterberg limits reduced with increasing of diesel oil content. When crude oil content changed from 0 to 8%, it has little effect on Atterberg limits. However, it rose from 8% to 16%, plastic limit slightly decreased, but liquid limit increased remarkably. A "pseudo-viscosity" caused by crude oil is the key factor for this phenomenon.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 374-377)
Chapter
Chapter 1: Sustainable Utilization of Building Energy and Resources
Edited by
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
Pages
336-338
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.374-377.336
Citation
L. Tong, W. S. Chen, X. L. Zheng, M. Li, "Effect of Oil Contamination on Atterberg Limits of Soil", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 336-338, 2012
Online since
October 2011
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