Experimental study on intermittent electroconsolidation of singly and doubly drained dredged sediments

Malekzadeh, M., and Sivakugan, N. (2016) Experimental study on intermittent electroconsolidation of singly and doubly drained dredged sediments. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 11 (1). pp. 32-37.

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Electroconsolidation or electroosmosis of the soil is the movement of water from anode to the cathode when the electric current is applied to the soil through electrodes. The flow of water to the cathode is due to the electroosmosis (movement of water), electrophoresis (movement of soil particles), and electromigration of ions. In reclamation areas when the sediments of high moisture content are poured into the paddocks, they undergo a sedimentation process until the moisture content of the sediments reduces and the dredged sediments settle. Construction on these areas is not possible until the soil gains enough strength through consolidation, which takes a long time due to its low permeability. In this study, the potential application of electrokinetic stabilization to accelerate the settlement and dewatering of dredged sediments is investigated, along with the effect of irregular intermittent electric potential, type of drainage (singly and doubly), and efficiency of the method based on power consumption and soil resistivity.

Item ID: 45415
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1939-7879
Keywords: electrokinetic stabilization, electroosmosis, intermittent current, one-way drainage, two-way drainage, soil resistivity
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 22:33
FoR Codes: 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering @ 40%
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401902 Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering @ 40%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4106 Soil sciences > 410699 Soil sciences not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9614 Soils > 961401 Coastal and Estuarine Soils @ 80%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8798 Environmentally Sustainable Construction > 879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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