This work evaluates the potential reuse of steel slag to improve the performance of landfill liners. To understand the dynamic shear properties of waste steel slag, the resonance column tests were carried out to investigate the dynamic shear modulus and damping ratio of the steel slag considering the effect of the relative density of steel slag and confining pressure. Electric arc furnace slag (EAFS) is a co-product of steel making process. The results indicated that the mechanical characteristics and the resistance factors were improved by adding steel slag to the crushed limestone. The maximum dynamic shear modulus was the intercept of the G−1-γ line. As can be seen from Table 3, with the increase of relative density, the maximum dynamic shear modulus of the steel slag had been significantly improved. ), School of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, No. In addition to these three components, it also contains components such as FeO, MnO, and P2O5, so it has been used for a broad range of agricultural purposes. Property Clay soil Steel slag Speciﬁc gravity 2.71 FA: 3.2 CA: 3.1 Liquid limit, % 51.9 Non-plastic Plastic limit, % 27.9 Non-plastic Its alkaline property neutralizes soil acidity. Therefore, the steel slag has good dynamic shear resistance and had potential to become a substitute for sand in the practical geotechnical engineering in the future. In the resonance column test, the main influence factors of the dynamic shear behavior of steel slag include relative density (Dr) and confining pressure (σ). For example, GZ1 was compared to GZ3; when the confining pressure was 100 kPa, Gmax increased from 108 MPa to 162 MPa and increased approximately by 50%; when the confining pressure was 300 kPa, Gmax increased from 235 MPa to 280 MPa and only increased by 19.5%. Review articles are excluded from this waiver policy. The content of free calcium oxide was 3.2% and less than 5%, and the ignition loss was 7.8% and less than 8% , which showed that the waste steel slag could be applied in geotechnical backfill. The discarded steel slag is shown in Figure 1. Slag is the glass-like by-product left over after a desired metal has been separated (i.e., smelted) from its raw ore.Slag is usually a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide.However, slags can contain metal sulfides and elemental metals. The expansive soil by mixing the steel slag of 10%∼20% was studied, and some conclusions were achieved that the steel slag could significantly reduce the expansion rate, liquid limit, and plastic index of expansive soil, and that the steel slag of 10%∼20% could improve particle distribution and strength characteristics of expansive soil . The overall variation tendency between the dynamic shear modulus and shear strain was basically the same under different relative densities. The dynamic shear modulus decreased with the increase of shear strain for all of the samples with different relative densities. A consecutive early rice-late rice rotation experiment was conducted to test the impacts of steel slag on soil pH, silicon availability, rice growth and metals-immobilization in paddy soil. This paper presents the stabilization of expansive soil (C) with steel slag (SS), rice husk ash (RHA), and quick lime (L). With the increase of the relative density and confining pressure, the maximum dynamic shear modulus of the steel slag increased. We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly as possible. Most of SS is landfilled, which represents a significant economic loss and a waste of valuable land space. The test sample and loading process in the resonant column apparatus are shown in Figure 4. This research was financially supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (Grant no. Chen, “Prediction method of seismic residual deformation of caisson quay wall in liquefied foundation,”, L. Y. Chen, S. K. Chen, and P. Gao, “Research on seismic internal forces of geogrids in reinforced soil retaining wall structures under earthquake actions,”, L. Wang, G. Chen, and S. Chen, “Experimental study on seismic response of geogrid reinforced rigid retaining walls with saturated backfill sand,”, L. Y. Wang, G. X. Chen, P. Gao et al., “Pseudo-static calculation method of the seismic residual deformation of a geogrid reinforced soil retaining wall with a liquefied backfill,”, G. Q. Kong, L. D. Zhou, Z. T. Wang, G. Yang, and H. Li, “Shear modulus and damping ratios of transparent soil manufactured by fused quartz,”, W.-x. It is the second largest waste in metallurgical industry. Porosity character of steel slag is obvious under low confining pressure and dynamic loads. Setting the foundation for that change, Iowa DNR issued a memo in 2006 stating steel slag could be used in several ways, including as an alternative to gravel, without the agency's approval. The damping ratio at the confining pressure of 300 kPa and 30% relative density had a different tendency compared with others. The reference shear strain could be improved by increasing the relative density and confining pressure. Patent: ZL20131 0186058. 2 Mengxi Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China, Master Student (Ba. Used soil is a loessical silt from the center of Argentina which is … The efforts have been made in Tata steel that LD slag after grinding to 300 mesh, can be used as a soil conditioner in paddy field, tea gardens etc (Basu et al., 2002). Furthermore, when the water content is 6%, the steel slag is apt to form the test sample. So these steel slag aggregates can be used to replace natural aggregates. The grain size distribution of the waste steel slag is shown in Figure 2. The steel slag with a water content of 6% is thought in a natural state. Annually, 21 million tons of steel slag (SS) is produced in the United States. Slag - Usage • Slag aggregates are approved for a number of uses although there are restrictions. Waste materials like Wood article distributed Ash, Steel Slag, rice husk ash, Silica Fume, Quarry Dust, Fly Ash have been used under the terms of to improve the properties of expansive soils. It should be less than 30%. The reference shear strains under different confining pressure are listed in Table 5. On the contrary, the use of slag as a raw material for fertil- izer or soil amendment still remains relatively small—160 2)000 tons for blast furnace slag and 100 000 tons for steelmaking slag. From: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cementitious Construction Materials, 2018 • Blast furnace slag may be used in concrete. After eight-month aging, the performance of steel slag has been basically stable, and aged steel slag can be used as a kind of shallow-layer backfill material. The test range of shear strain in the resonant column equipment was generally in a range of 10−4∼10−6. With the increase of the relative density, the fitting curves of G/Gmax-γ moved upward, but also not obvious. The relationships between the dynamic shear modulus and the shear strain of the steel slag with different confining pressures are shown in Figure 8 when the relative densities of the steel slag were, respectively, 30%, 50%, and 70%. The optimum mix is found to be in the proportion of 65 C + 20 SS + 5 L + 10 RHA. Steel slag is a by-product of the steelmaking process, and the annual output increases continuously with the increase of the steel output. The rest of waste, which AIMS AND BACKGROUND In Serbia, only in manufacturing plants of the steel mill Smederevo, over 1 150 000 t of industrial waste generate each year. Samples were prepared according to Geotechnical Test Method Standard . The effect of quantity of steel slag on the mechanical properties of blended mixes with crushed limestone aggregate was evaluated, and a theoretical analysis was employed to estimate the resistance for failure factors such as vertical deformations, vertical and radial stresses, and vertical strains of subbase under overweight trucks loads . • The crushing value of the steel slag aggregate is found to be 5.20%. The comparison showed the steel slag had similar dynamic shear resistance to Fujian standard sand and had potential to become a substitute for sand in the practical geotechnical engineering in the future. With the increase of the relative density and confining pressure, the maximum dynamic shear modulus of the steel slag increased. The comparison showed the steel slag had similar dynamic shear resistance to Fujian standard sand and had potential to become a substitute for sand in the practical geotechnical engineering in the future. In this study investigates utilizing of slag as an additional material to improve engineering properties of contaminated soil by crude oil to changing the engineering characteristics to be satisfying and compatible, this is due to its pozzolanic reactivity. To understand the shear resistance of the steel slag under dynamic loading, the maximum dynamic shear modulus of the steel slag was compared with those of Nanjing fine sand and Fujian standard sand. The specific test parameters are shown in Table 2. The greater the relative density of the steel slag is, the larger the dynamic shear modulus of the steel slag is, and the overall relationships between dynamic shear modulus and shear strain were upward with the increase of the relative density of the steel slag. The soaked California bearing ratio (CBR) test shows that the strength increases with increasing curing periods from 7 to 30 days. According to the above literature review, at present, the dynamic shear resistance characteristics of waste steel slag as a geo-backfill material have not been studied. Almost half of it (500 000 t) is been reused, either within the steel mill or beyond. Some of the steel slag from ironworks and dredged soils from marine and waterfront engineering work are partially treated as waste. Z. Ling, F. Zhang, Q. L. Li, L. S. An, and J. H. Wang, “Dynamic shear modulus and damping ratio of frozen compacted sand subjected to freeze-thaw cycle under multi-stage cyclic loading,”, P. H. H. Giang, P. O. V. Impe, W. F. V. Impe, P. Menge, and W. Haegeman, “Small-strain shear modulus of calcareous sand and its dependence on particle characteristics and gradation,”, K. Senetakis, A. Anastasiadis, and K. Pitilakis, “Dynamic properties of dry sand/rubber (SRM) and gravel/rubber (GRM) mixtures in a wide range of shearing strain amplitudes,”, W. Zhou, Y. Chen, G. Ma, L. Yang, and X. Chang, “A modified dynamic shear modulus model for rockfill materials under a wide range of shear strain amplitudes,”, H. Zhuang, R. Wang, G. Chen, Y. Miao, and K. Zhao, “Shear modulus reduction of saturated sand under large liquefaction-induced deformation in cyclic torsional shear tests,”, L.-Y. This steel slag is screened to an appropriate size to be used by Muscatine County as substitute for Class A Road Rock. The content of Fe2O3 in the waste steel slag sample is very low. The geotechnical properties, shearing strength characteristics, and dynamic properties of stabilized soil have been studied. The relationships between the dynamic shear modulus (G) and the shear strain (γ) of the steel slag with different relative densities are shown in Figure 5 when the confining pressures (σ) were, respectively, 100 kPa, 200 kPa, and 300 kPa. Therefore, the aged waste steel slag would not rust over time and would not be reacted with water. The permeability of steel slag and steel slag modifying silt soil as new geo-backfill materials was studied in detail . ), School of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, No. Steel slag, used as soil acidity corrective material, increased the contents of Ca, Mg, P, and Si in the soybean leaves and Ca, Mg, and Si in maize and also provided increased shoot dry matter yield and grain yield of both cultures under no-tillage system; compared to limestone, steel slag was more effective in improving maize grain yield [ 27 ]. 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The dynamic shear characteristics of the steel slag were initially studied by resonance column tests, and the following conclusions were obtained:(1)The dynamic shear modulus of the steel slag decreased with the increase of shear strain, and the damping ratio increased with the increase of shear strain. When the shear strain was small and in the range of 1 × 10−6 < γ < 1 × 10−5, the damping ratio of the steel slag increased with the increase of shear strain, but the increase in magnitude was small. Z. Liu, D. H. Zhu et al., “Experimental studies on dynamic shear modulus ratio and damping ratio of recently deposited soils in Nanjing,”, G. Chen, Z. Zhou, T. Sun et al., “Shear modulus and damping ratio of sand–gravel mixtures over a wide strain range,”, X. There is a need to investigate the availability of silicon in sources which are potentially available for those where response to Si is also being demonstrated, dry weight. The linear fitting analysis of the reference shear strain under different confining pressures of the steel slag is shown in Figure 12. Akinwumi [ 26] concluded that steel slag can be used as a low cost soil modifier for use in subgrade stabilization. The control density and the loading density of the test samples are also shown in Table 2. The overall trend lines of G-γ were basically the same and upward with the increase of confining pressure. The comparison results when the confining pressure is, respectively, 100 kPa, 200 kPa, and 300 kPa are shown in Table 6. Wang, J. Li, and B.-h. Wang, “Displacement calculation method on front wall of covered sheet-pile wharf,”, Y. Chuancheng, C. Wenxia, and D. Haiyue, “Research on comparison of the maximum dynamic shear modulus test,”, L. Y. Wang, X. T. Cao, Q. Wang, and B. H. Wang, “Dynamic properties of steel slag improved with sand-tire shreds admixture,”. Fitted curves between reference shear strain and confining pressure. 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