Mechanism of Stabilization of Cohesive Soils by Treatment with Organic Cations1

D. T. Davidson, T. Demirel and E. A. Rosauer
Iowa Engineering Experiment Station, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1 Contribution of the Iowa Engr. Exp. Sta. projects 340-S and 283-S sponsored by the Iowa Highway Research Board, HR-48, HR-1, with funds from the Iowa State Highway Commission.

Abstract: The amount of moisture in a soil and its orientation to individual soil particles may be influenced by small additions of organic cationic compounds. Clay particles adsorb these cations, and because of their hydrophobic nature a waterproofing effect occurs. Thermodynamic considerations are presented to explain the strength retention of treated soils.

Clays and Clay Minerals; 1960 v. 9; no. 1; p. 585-591; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1960.0090143
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