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An Experimental Study of the Physicochemical Properties of a Cement Matrix Containing Dredged Materials

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Recently, the amount of dredged soil material (DM) has been rapidly increasing in Korea due to four major river maintenance projects and new harbor construction. DM waste is mostly dumped into the ocean, while only a small part of it has been utilized for coastal reclaiming, or as filling and backfilling material. This study carried out physical and chemical tests to map out a specific plan for utilizing DM in a mortar mixture. The compressive strength tests and microstructure analysis using XRD and SEM of cement mortar contained DM were performed as a replacement for fine aggregate or as a filler material of mortar matrix. The study measured the impact of contaminants contained in DM and how silt and clay influenced the compressive strength of the mortar.

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H. Oh, J. Lee, N. Banthia and S. Talukdar, "An Experimental Study of the Physicochemical Properties of a Cement Matrix Containing Dredged Materials," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 7, 2011, pp. 847-857. doi: 10.4236/msa.2011.27115.


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