An experimental investigation of consolidation-induced solute transport

Jangguen Lee, Patrick Joseph Fox

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation of consolidation-induced solute transport. Diffusion and large strain consolidation tests were conducted on composite specimens of kaolinite slurry consisting of an upper uncontaminated layer and a lower layer contaminated with potassium bromide. Solute breakthrough curves and final concentration profiles indicate that both diffusion and consolidation-induced advection can make important contributions to solute transport and that faster consolidation can increase the rate of solute mass outflow. The results of this study indicate that transient advection effects should be considered for transport analyses involving the large strain consolidation of soft contaminated clays. Copyright ASCE 2008.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179
Pages806-813
Number of pages8
Edition179
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Mar 9 2008Mar 12 2008

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number179
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

OtherGeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period3/9/083/12/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Lee, J., & Fox, P. J. (2008). An experimental investigation of consolidation-induced solute transport. In Proceedings of Sessions of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems, GSP 179 (179 ed., pp. 806-813). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 179). https://doi.org/10.1061/40972(311)100