Geochemistry of Soil Stabilization


Onyelowe Ken C. and Okoafor F. O. Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Umuahia, Nigeria Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria 2Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria


This study was centered on elucidating the chemical reactions that bring about soil stabilization and modification.  It has been established that the chemical compounds found in soil; quartz, feldspar, dolomite, calcite, montmorillonite, kaolinite etc. react with the chemical constituents found in different identified chemical stabilizers. This research work will better place designers, constructors and researcher on the choice of soil chemical stabilizer and techniques and the extent of chemical reactions that take place during soil chemical stabilization. 


ARPN Journal of Earth Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2012.