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Electrokinetic treatment of soils, London

Event organised by The British Geotechnical Association

Date
07 March 2018
Time
18:00 - 20:00 GMT
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

The development of new delivery and control systems, particularly in the UK and China, have removed past technical issues experienced in electrokinetic treatment of soils to aid dewatering, accelerate consolidation, enhance soil strength and control pore water pressure and reduced the cost of the method.

In the last decade the economic, environmental and technical benefits, which can be achieved by electrokinetic treatment of soils, have been demonstrated.

The current application areas include: control of pore water pressure; in-situ increase in shear strength; accelerated consolidation of weak soils and marine deposits and dewatering of difficult soils. The presentation will describe the physics of the electrokinetic suite of phenomena and use historic and recent examples to illustrate design and construction with different combinations of electrokinetic effects.