Utilisation of Fly Ash and Coir Geonets in Improving the Geotechnical Properties of Clayey Soil

Utilisation of Fly Ash and Coir Geonets in Improving the Geotechnical Properties of Clayey Soil
Authors : Anoopsingh Chandel, Umesh Kumar, Raghuvir Kumar
Publication Date: 01-05-2017


Author(s):  Anoopsingh Chandel, Umesh Kumar, Raghuvir Kumar

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 05 , May - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS050046


Since last many decades as well as in upcoming decades, India is predominantly dependent on coal based power plants for electricity generation. The average fly ash produced is between 35-38% by weight of Indian coal burnt. 184.14 million tons of fly ash was produced for the year 2014-15, of which only 55.69% was utilised. Hence, a huge amount of fly ash is yet to be consumed. Further, fly ash possesses toxic threat to our health as well as environment. Thus, its proper disposal becomes very much essential for the mankind. Since past few years, many attempts have been made to utilise the fly ash in stabilising the soil. Also, coir fibre is a natural waste available in abundance nearby holy cities of India. The annual coir production by India is approx. 150,000 tons. Present article features the experimental study on the utilisation of fly ash and coir geonets in locally available soil and to analyse the changes occurred in the geotechnical properties of the selected soil.


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