Project

Unsaturated behavior of polymer-modified clays and reuse of waste polymers

Code
01CD6022
Duration
01 December 2022 → 30 September 2023
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction materials
    • Soil mechanics
Keywords
waste polymer unsaturated clay Bentonite clay hydraulic barrier HYPER clay water retention curves
 
Project description

For the better protection of underground water resources from pollution, polymer-treated bentonite is

needed for the hydraulic barrier systems subjected to wet and dry cycles (unsaturated behavior). This

project deals with the estimation of the water retention curves of the polymerized bentonite and the

assessment of the potential of the waste polymeric material to develop polymer-treated bentonite.