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Journal Article

Use of cowdung as a soil stabilizer for construction of adobe.  [1992]

Simango D.G.; Lyson A.A.B.; Bunda College of Agriculture, Lilongwe (Malawi) [Corporate Author]

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Soil stabilization is a technique that uses other materials to improve the durability of soil by increasing its strength and resistance to water. Cowdung was used as a soil stabilizer in a soil stabilization investigation for the construction of adobe bricks. The investigation consisted of mixing cowdung with sandy clay soil in the cowdung/soil ratio of 0:1, 1:6, 1:5, 1:4, 1:3, 1:2, and 1:1. The adobe bricks were evaluated for compressive strength, permeability, erosion and cracking. The results showed that the 1:4 ratio had the highest compressive strength and the highest resistance to erosion. The highest resistance to water penetration after a period of three hours was shown by the cowdung/soil ratio of 1:5, and there was minimum cracking in all the treatments.

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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2012
Volume:
1
Extent:
v.15-20(1)
All titles:
" Use of cowdung as a soil stabilizer for construction of adobe. "
Other:
" 1 table; 1 graph; 9 ref. Summary (En). AVAILABILITY: Library, Chitedze Agricultural Research Station, POB 158, Lilongwe - Malawi "
" Malawi-Journal-of-Science-and-Technology (Malawi). (Jul 1992). v. 1(1) p. 15-20. "

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Malawi Journal of Science and Technology

ISSN : 1019-7079