The influence of compaction and saturation on the compressibility of colliery waste

Katarzyna Kamińska , Piotr Dzierwa


Using colliery waste to produce building materials, especially in earthworks to build different types of road and railway embankments, or to fill cavities and open-pit mines, requires us to determine the value of the settlement and the ability of fly ash to reduce its volume about its usability for mentioned purposes. Economic benefits and the need to protect the environment are the main reasons for using fly ash as secondary raw material. The purpose of this paper is to determine the effect of initial compaction and water conditions on the process and values of settlement as well as oedometric modulus of primary compression, decompression and secondary compression of fly ash. The tests were carried out in oedometers. The subject of the research was fly ash from Skawina Power Plant. Literature analysis covers the processes of waste production and management, types of waste depending on the grain size and composition, as well as the methods and ways of testing the compressibility of mineral and anthropogenic soils. The results of the tests allowed formulating conclusions on the influence of compaction and water conditions on the possibility of settling, consolidation and the values of compressibility moduli of the tested material. They also allowed determining the usability of the material for earth constructions and other purposes.
Author Katarzyna Kamińska (FoEEaLS / DoHEaG)
Katarzyna Kamińska,,
- Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Geotechnics
, Piotr Dzierwa
Piotr Dzierwa,,
Journal seriesThermal Science, ISSN 0354-9836, e-ISSN 2334-7163, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
NoSuppl. 4
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishcoal power plant waste, fly ash, geotechnical parameters
ASJC Classification2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Internal identifierWIŚIG/2019/89
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.805; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.541 (2) - 2018=1.34 (5)
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