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


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 | Materials processing | Fluid dynamics | Fine-grained soils | Clays | Dilution | Colloids | Slurries

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