Evaluation of Carbide Waste Lime for Soil Stabilization, Progress Report, HR-111

(1966) Evaluation of Carbide Waste Lime for Soil Stabilization, Progress Report, HR-111. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

A lime by-product from the manufacture of acetylene from calcium carbide will be commercially available in Iowa. Since the cost of carbide waste lime f.o.b. source is only about half that of ordinary commercial lime, this material was investigated for potential uses in soil stabilization. The by-product lime is calcium hydroxide in a water slurry with approximately 40% solid concentration. Its effectiveness at stabilizing soils was checked by comparing with commercial high-calcium and dolomitic monohydrate varieties of lime. This was done by soil strength and plasticity tests in addition to studies of the reaction products by X-ray diffraction and chemical methods.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Calcium hydroxide, Calcium oxide, Carbides, Chemical tests, Soil stabilization, Waste products, X ray analysis, Dolomitic monohydrate
Subjects: Transportation > Pavements
Transportation
Transportation > Materials
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 17236
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2014 14:23
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 21:16
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/17236