Abstract—An investigation has been made into the compaction characteristics of Lateritic Soil-Stabilized Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Bottom Sediment. In particular, work has been directed towards determining to what extent the results of the British Standard Compaction Test for Lateritic Soils are affected by MSW Bottom Sediments. The bottom sediments of MSW from some selected dumping sites in Kano metropolis Nigeria were mixed with lateritic soils in different proportions and a compaction test was conducted on the mixtures. Maximum dry densities (MDD) of the mixtures were found to range between 1.600 and 1.700 Mg.m-3 and optimum moisture contents (OMC) were between 12% and 17%. The results are similar to those of Silty Clay Soils of MDD between 1.600 and 1.845 Mg.m-3 and OMC between 15% and 25%. It is recommended that the bottom sediments be used as landfill or road construction materials after sorting out the re-cycled materials.
Index Terms—Compaction characteristics, landfills, municipal solid waste, soil stabilization.
A. Y. Abdulfatah is with Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bayero University Kano, P.M.B. 3011 Kano-Nigeria (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:A. Y. Abdulfatah is with Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bayero University Kano, P.M.B. 3011 Kano-Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)., "Compaction Characteristics of Lateritic Soil- Stabilized Municipal Solid Waste Bottom Sediment," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 304-306, 2013.