State-of-the-Art: Consolidation-induced contaminant transport for high water content geo-materials

Patrick Joseph Fox, Charles D. Shackelford

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This paper presents an overview of experimental and computational research that has been conducted with regard to consolidation-induced transport of contaminants for high water content geo-materials. Recent research has indicated that this transport mechanism has the potential to significantly alter the behavior of a given system. Practical applications in geoenvironmental engineering include impoundment of wastes in confined disposal facilities, mechanical dewatering, in situ remediation of contaminated source zones and in situ capping of contaminated sediments. However, current understanding of the significance of this process is limited with respect to typical materials and chemical concentrations, colloid-facilitated transport, constant rate-of-strain and centrifuge loading conditions and the expected impacts for realistic design scenarios in geoenvironmental engineering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoFlorida 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Analysis, Modeling and Design - Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventGeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design Conference - West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2010Feb 24 2010

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0895-0563


OtherGeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWest Palm Beach, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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