A study at the university of Baghdad addresses the effect of industrial waste on construction substrates of clay soils
At the department of civil engineering, college of engineering, Baghdad university, a discussion of M.A thesis was carried out entitled “impact of soil pollution on the behavior of pillars exposed to a side periodic load” submitted by the researcher (Mahmoud Shaker Abdul Karim). The study aims at determining the impact of contaminated liquid industrial waste on the geotechnical properties of the clay soils and their behavior when being exposed to side periodic load. The researcher has obtained confused and unconfused samples of unpolluted clay soils taken from rural Alexandria located in North Babil. The researcher considered that industrial waste samples as liquid material as the result of Musayyib thermal power station thermal that contains acid materials. The researcher worked on the contamination of samples in laboratory by adding four percentages of the pollutant (10, 20, 40, 100)% of the weight of water used in model immersion for thirty days after carrying out chemical, physical and mechanical tests for the polluted and unpolluted soil samples. The study invented a laboratory model of a pillar loaded periodically planted in contaminated and uncontaminated soils. According to the results, the researcher obtained various percentages that have slight effects on chemical and physical properties of the soil such as qualitative weight, volume distribution of granular soil that have a significant effect on the mechanical properties such as resistance coefficients of soil cutting. The thesis was supervised by Dr. Mahdi Obaid Karkoush, while the discussion committee was consisted of assistant professor Dr. Amal Abdul Ghani Hassan al-Saidi as a chief with membership of assistant professor Dr. Bushra Suhail Zabar and Dr. Hassanein Fleih Hassan.