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The geochemistry of lime-induced Heave in sulfate bearing clay soils
AuthorHunter, Robert D.
AdvisorJacobson, Roger L.
Geological Sciences and Engineering
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The geochemistry of lime induced heave in sulfate bearing clay soils was studied. The growth of thaumasite and its reaction with ettringite is largely responsible for the swelling. Because of ion mobility, lime treatment of soils containing measurable sulfate is risky.
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