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Soil Characteristics in Selected Landfill Sites in theBabylon Governorate, Iraq
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8723-9708
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6790-2653
Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
Iraqi Ministry of Housing & Construction, National Center for Construction Laboratories and Research Babylon, Baghdad.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, E-ISSN 1934-7367, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 348-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Babylon Governorate is situated in the middle of Iraq. It covers an area of 5,315 km

2 and has 2,092,998 inhabitants distributed throughout its five major cities (Qadhaa). Presently, there is no landfill site in the governorate that meets the environmental criteria for the disposal of municipal and industrial waste. Consequently, GIS (geographic information system) and methods of multi-criteria decision making were used here to select the best sites in each city in the Babylon Governorate that would fulfil the environmental requirements. Two sites were chosen in each city. As the groundwater is very shallow in this area, the design should ensure against groundwater pollution by leachate from these sites. To avoid this problem, soil investigation was conducted at these sites so that the most suitable landfill design could be accomplished. The results of soil investigation in these sites include the soil profile, groundwater depth, chemical properties, allowable bearing capacity, Atterberg limits test results and material characteristics of the soil strata. From the research, it is believed that the best design is one that puts the landfill above ground.

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2017. Vol. 11, no 4, p. 348-363
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Civil Engineering Geotechnical Engineering
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Soil Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-64625DOI: 10.17265/1934-7359/2017.04.005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-64625DiVA, id: diva2:1117455
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Bearing capacity, Atterberg limit, landfill, Babylon, Iraq.
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Validerad;2017;Nivå 1;2017-07-04 (andbra)

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