1. bookVolume 9 (2020): Issue 2 (December 2020)
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08 Sep 2012
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2 times per year
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Special-Purpose River-Port Sediment Valorization as Road Construction Material Emphasising Environmental Aspects

Published Online: 29 Jan 2021
Page range: 1 - 18
Journal Details
First Published
08 Sep 2012
Publication timeframe
2 times per year

Special-purpose river port sediment was investigated for its potential use as a road construction material. Sediment samples were extracted from three locations in three small river ports, and detailed laboratory research was conducted to determine its basic mechanical properties and characteristics that can potentially have an adverse influence in a roadside environment. The results of the research conducted indicate that there is a need for systematic monitoring of the quality and quantity of sediment in special-purpose river ports of the Danube River Basin to maintain its mobility and prevent flooding. The basic engineering characteristics (Proctor elements, Atterberg limits, California bearing ratio, and unconfined compressive strength) determined represent the good potential of the sediment samples tested herein for use in road construction. In addition, the chemical characteristics tested indicate the need for detailed analyses of the potential environmental risk before application in civil engineering structures


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