Sustainability in Geotechnics: The Use of Environmentally Friendly Materials

Edited by
March 2022
448 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3419-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3420-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Sustainability in Geotechnics: The Use of Environmentally Friendly Materials that was published in

Business & Economics
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

Implementing environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions is a pressing need to fulfill the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set to be achieved by 2030. Thus, the requirement to execute the design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering structures and infrastructures as sustainably as possible are big challenges currently faced by civil and geotechnical engineers. This book, compiling the papers published during the 2020–2021 biennium in the Topical Collection, “Sustainability in Geotechnics: The Use of Environmentally Friendly Materials”, is intended help tackle those challenges.

Several topics are covered by the 23 papers published herein, including: sustainable ground improvement techniques; replacement of raw materials such as soils and aggregates by recycled materials; soil reinforcement with alternative materials; sustainable solutions using geosynthetics; low-carbon solutions for stabilization of contaminated soils; and bioengineering techniques to prevent soil erosion.

The Guest Editor expects that this book can be very useful towards the achievement of more environmentally friendly solutions, in particular in the field of geotechnical engineering.

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low carbon materials; heavy metal immobilization; sustainable remediation; environmentally friendly materials; sustainability in geotechnics; recycled construction and demolition materials; geogrids; pullout behaviour; pullout test parameters; cement; lime; copper slag; strength; durability; microstructure; eCO2; embodied energy; soda residue; fly ash; field test; laboratory test; mechanical property; fly ash; gypsum; lime; liners; pavements; PROMETHEE; heavy metals; soil; enzyme solutions; desorption; extractant; bioengineering techniques; vegetative cover index; slope’s superficial erosion; phytosanitary aspects; climatological conditions; geosynthetics; geotextile tubes; sludge; dewatering; total solids; polymer dosing; response surface; geomembrane; HDPE; durability; thermal analysis; sewage; leachate; incinerator bottom ash; geotextiles; mechanical damage; sustainable engineering; waste valorization; soil improvement; polypropylene strips; geotechnical properties; sustainable reuse of plastic waste; recycled pet strips; lateritic soil; cement; composite; uniaxial tests; shear strength; small-strain stiffness; ground improvement; ground remediation; local strain; triaxial test; geopolymer; soil stabilization; expansive soils; sustainability benefits; sustainable ground improvement; oil-contaminated soils; geotextile–polynorbornene liner; pollutant adsorption; diffusion; permeability alteration; microbial induced carbonate precipitation; life cycle assessment; energy consumption; carbon emissions; fine-grained soil; tire-derived aggregate; optimum moisture content; maximum dry unit weight; Bland–Altman analysis; ground improvement; geogrid; recycled materials; interface shear strength; large-direct shear test; base course reinforcement; pavement geotechnics; recycled aluminum salt slag; recycled materials; resilient modulus; leachate analysis; pavement geotechnics; soil–cement; pavement geotechnics; ground improvement; recycled waste; fatigue life; subgrade; compressive strength; geogrid-reinforced soil structure; geogrid; substitute building material; recycled material; green infrastructure; polypropylene fibers; lateritic soil; shear strength; drained test; stress–dilatancy; geosynthetics; wastes; tires; CDW; PET bottles; sustainability in geotechnical engineering; environmentally friendly materials; low carbon materials; recycled materials; bioengineering techniques; geosynthetics; sustainable ground improvement; sustainable ground remediation; geopolymers; sustainability in geotechnics; geosynthetics; recycled construction and demolition materials; pullout behaviour