“The objective of this investigation is to study the effect of clay content and cation exchange capacity on the liquid and plastic limits of a soil system in the natural, flocculated, and dispersed states. Putnam and Clarksville natural soils found extensively in Missouri and a synthetic soil composed of Kaolin clay and Clarksville fine sand and silt were tested.
The results of the investigation indicate that a general relationship exists between the high cation exchange capacity of a soil and the extreme variances of the liquid and plastic limit values for the flocculated and the dispersed states. The cation exchange capacity, liquid limit, plastic limit, and plastic index values were found to increase linearly as the clay content increased”--Abstract, page ii.
Fry, Thomas S.
Gevecker, Vernon A. C., 1909-1992
Munger, Paul R.
Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 36 pages
© 1964 Arthur G. Follett, All rights reserved.
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Follett, Arthur G., "A study of cation exchange and soil properties" (1964). Masters Theses. 5632.