Pore fluid salinity effects on sedimentation and geotechnical properties of fine-grained soils
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of soluble salt concentration (i.e., salinity) on geotechnical characteristics and sedimentation behavior of fine-grained soils (e.g., mine tailings) and identify test methods applicable for characterizing high-saline soils. Three fine-grained soils were used in this study: soda ash mine tailings, kaolin clay, and bentonite clay. The soda ash mine tailings (sodium carbonate) contained high-saline pore fluid and predominantly sodium on the exchange complex, whereas commercially-available kaolin and bentonite clay were used for comparison ...
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