Effect of bio-enzyme on geotechnical properties of Thonnakkal clay

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Volume-36 Number-9
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Ishwarya S Dhanesh, Twinkle Vinu Mohandas
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V36P286


Ishwarya S Dhanesh, Twinkle Vinu Mohandas"Effect of bio-enzyme on geotechnical properties of Thonnakkal clay", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V36(9),474-476 June 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Cost effective roads are very vital for economic growth in any country. For economical construction, the sub grade thickness of the pavement has to be reduced. Now a day, a lot of additives are used for achieving greater strength at low subgrade thickness. The purpose of this study is to access the strength of enzyme treated Thonnakkal clay. Thus the aim of the study is to conduct laboratory studies on the effects of enzyme based liquid chemical as soil stabilizer and its effects on curing. The dosage of bio-enzyme added to the soil is varied. When the bio-enzyme is mixed with soil it might alter the engineering properties of soil. More independent investigations on the effects of enzyme-based liquid stabilizers on the strength of treated soils are to be done if the level of their acceptance in road construction is to be enhanced.


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Thonakkal clay, Soil stabilizer, bioenzyme, sub grade.