Contaminated soil concrete blocks

A.C.J. de Korte, H.J.H. Brouwers

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    According to Dutch law the contaminated soil needs to be remediated or immobilised. The main focus in this article is the design of concrete blocks, containing contaminated soil, that are suitable for large production, financial feasible and meets all technical and environmental requirements. In order to make the design decision on the binder composition, binder demand andwater demand needed to be made. These decisions depend on the contaminations present and their concentration. Two binder combinations were examined, namely slag cement with quicklime and slag cement with hemi-hydrate. The mixes with hemi-hydrate proved to be better for the immobilization of humus rich soils, having a good early strength development. Based on the present research, a concrete mix with a binder combination of 90% blast furnace cement and 10% hemihydrate, a binder-content of 305 kg/m3 and water-binder factor of 0.667 gave the best results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExcellence in concrete construction through innovation
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Construction, Kingston University, London, UK, 9-10 September 2008
    EditorsMukesh C. Limbachiya, Hsein Y. Kew
    Place of PublicationLondon, UK
    PublisherCRC Press (Taylor & Francis)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-203-88344-0
    ISBN (Print)978-0-415-47592-1
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2008
    EventInternational Conference on Concrete Construction 2008 - Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sept 200810 Sept 2008


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Concrete Construction 2008
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityKingston upon Thames


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