Arabian Journal of Geosciences, ( ISI ), Volume (10), No (24), Year (2017-12) , Pages (1-8)

Title : ( Stabilization of drifting sands using micro silica-lime-clay mixture as a mulch )

Authors: Fateme Naghi zase Asl , Hamid reza Asgari , Hojat Emami , Mohammad Jafari ,

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Providing durable mulches with improved resistance using cheap materials in order to stabilize drifting sands is very important. Micro silica is one of these materials which in combination with lime and clay can offer resistant mulches. In the present study, different mixtures of micro silica- lime- clay were used as mulches. In all treatments the amounts of 200 g clay and 10 g lime were used as the basic composites of mulches and micro silica was added at 0, 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 percent of clay dry weight. Generally, 6 different mixtures were obtained at 3 replicates and 4 parameters including surface soil shear strength (SS), penetration resistance (PR), soil losses (SL) and threshold friction velocity (V) were measured on samples after 7 and 60 days. Results showed that the application of micro silica in clay- lime mixture increased SS, PR and V significantly; so that the increase in measured parameters depended on the applied micro silica rates. The more the micro silica rates, the greater decrease in soil erosion; so that the soil losses at a wind speed of 15 ms-1 decreased 100 times at the rates of 5, 10, 15 and 20 percent of micro silica and no losses were observed at these rates in comparison with control situation (0%). More improvements were occurred in the mentioned properties of mulches during time. The application of 200 g clay, 10 g lime and 20 g micro silica after 60 days was the best composition for improving the studied mulches resistance.


, drifting sands, stabilization, mulch, micro silica
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author = {Fateme Naghi Zase Asl and Hamid Reza Asgari and Emami, Hojat and Mohammad Jafari},
title = {Stabilization of drifting sands using micro silica-lime-clay mixture as a mulch},
journal = {Arabian Journal of Geosciences},
year = {2017},
volume = {10},
number = {24},
month = {December},
issn = {1866-7511},
pages = {1--8},
numpages = {7},
keywords = {drifting sands; stabilization; mulch; micro silica},


%0 Journal Article
%T Stabilization of drifting sands using micro silica-lime-clay mixture as a mulch
%A Fateme Naghi Zase Asl
%A Hamid Reza Asgari
%A Emami, Hojat
%A Mohammad Jafari
%J Arabian Journal of Geosciences
%@ 1866-7511
%D 2017