Evapoconsolidation in Fine-grained Material

by Gary F. Goforth, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal

Abstract: The increased difficulty of obtaining land needed for confined disposal of dredged material and phosphatic clays highlights the need to assess alternative disposal measures by accurately predicting the long-term storage capacity of containment areas. The most effective means of dewatering the dilute colloidal suspensions characteristic of fine-grained slurries incorporates natural evaporation; however, up till now a comprehensive theory describing the desiccation behavior of sediment containment areas has been lacking.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Evaporation | Materials processing | Fluid dynamics | Clays | Dewatering | Dilution | Colloids

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