Some geotechnical properties of bottom ash produced from the burning of North Dakota lignite in a power plant are presented. These properties include grain size distribution, maximum and minimum void ratios, maximum dry density of compaction and optimum moisture content from standard Proctor tests, angle of friction, one-dimensional compressibility, and coefficient of permeability. The geotechnical properties of this bottom ash, as determined from laboratory tests, appear to be comparable to those generally obtained from poorly graded sands and indicate that bottom ash can be used for such works as backfill of retaining structures, construction of highway embankments, and fill material for grading purposes.
Das, Braja M.; Selim, Ali A.; and Pfeifle, Tom W., "Effective Use of Bottom Ash as a Geotechnical Material" (1978). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 419, pp. 539-546.
5th Annual UMR-DNR Conference on Energy (1978: Oct. 10-12, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Energy and the Environment II
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12 Oct 1978