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Effect of Rice Husk Ash on Soil Stabilization


  • Muhammad Qasim

    (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Gujrat, Pakistan)

  • Aroj Bashir

    (Department of Geo Sciences & Geography University of Gujrat, Pakistan)

  • Mubashar Tanvir

    (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Gujrat, Pakistan)

  • Malik Muhammad Anees

    (Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Gujrat, Pakistan)


The soil frequently is fragile and has low stability in heavy loading. The objective of this study is to review the stabilization of soil using sustainable methods. Some strengthening approaches are available for stabilization of expansive soils. These methods consist of stabilization with soil replacement, chemical additives, moisture control, rewetting, surcharge loading, compaction control and thermal methods. The disadvantages may be associated with all these methods due to ineffectiveness and expensiveness of these methods. Based on literature, Portland cement, scrap tire, lime and fly ash and are less expensive and effective to soil stabilization.

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  • Muhammad Qasim & Aroj Bashir & Mubashar Tanvir & Malik Muhammad Anees, 2015. "Effect of Rice Husk Ash on Soil Stabilization," Bulletin of Energy Economics (BEE), The Economics and Social Development Organization (TESDO), vol. 3(1), pages 10-17, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijr:beejor:v:3:y:2015:i:1:p:10-17

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    Rice Husk; Ash; Soil Stabilization;

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    • Q1 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture


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