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Butanol effect on consolidated clay

Sentenac, P. and Taylor, R.N. and Lynch, R.J. and Bolton, M. (2006) Butanol effect on consolidated clay. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 6 (4). pp. 19-27.

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Abstract

Clay is often used in the liners of landfill repositories to contain waste organic solvents or as a hydraulic barrier agaianst pollutant migration. The experiments were conducted using a geotechnical centrifuge and a compacted clay model corresponding to an equivalent prototype clay layer that was two metres thick acoording to conventional scaling laws.