Stabilization Potential of Cement Kiln Dust Treated Lateritic Soil


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A dark reddish-brown lateritic soil collected from existing borrow pit abandoned by Reynold Construction Company Ltd behind New WAZOBIA Market on Latitude 08008′N and Longitude 04014′E along Ogbomoso-Ilorin Express road, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Nigeria was treated with cement kiln dust (CKD), a by-product of long wet kiln, obtained from West African Portland Cement Organisation (WAPCO), Ewekoro, Ogun State, Nigeria, under varying moulding water content.The results show gradual reduction in the plasticity index of the samples, decrease in the maximum dry densities (MDD) with corresponding increase in the optimum moisture contents (OMC) of the treated soil samples. The unconfined compressive strength (UCS) of the treated samples increases with both increase in the treatment content as well as compactive effort from British Standard (BS) to West African Standard (WAS) however, there was reduction in the UCS with varying moulding water content as the water content increases and decreases relative to optimum moisture content. The maximum UCS was obtained at optimum moisture content.Cement kiln dust though regarded as waste can therefore serve as potential material in the stabilization of the lateritic soil when compacted at moisture content within its OMC.







J. R. Oluremi et al., "Stabilization Potential of Cement Kiln Dust Treated Lateritic Soil ", International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, Vol. 23, pp. 52-63, 2016

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