Date of Award
Master of Science in Civil Engineering - (M.S.)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Paul C. Chan
Paul N. Cheremisinoff
Hsin Neng Hsieh
The sorption/desorption behavior of phenol and chlorobenzene as well as their influence on geotechnical characteristics of kaolinite were studied. The results reveal that the sorption process follows closely with the Freundlich adsorption isotherm whereas the sorption/desorption ratio depends upon the characteristics of organic compounds.
A series of geotechnical properties tests was also undertaken after achieving equilibrium at different concentrations of organic compounds. It was found that the parameters such as liquid limit, plastic limit, optimum moisture content, and dry density increase with an increasing-concentration of organic compounds.
The relationship between the geotechnical, properties and sorption behavior of soils provides the information necessary in predicting the pollutant transport in the groundwater system. The variation of geotechnical properties due to sorption process is of paramount importance in construction engineering, such as the design of the liner in hazardous waste disposal site.
Shih, Chi-Yuan, "Sorptive and geotechnical characteristics of kaolinite" (1988). Theses. 1392.