Impact of Textiled-Poly Bags as Economic and Environmentally Friendly Recycled Fibers on Mechanical Features of Soil

Keywords: Environmentally friendly techniques, Textiled-poly bags, recycled fibers, geotechnical experimental tests


Newly, the utilization of polypropene for packaging consumer products was populated significantly, which might make ecological problems. So, it is substantial to detect environmentally friendly techniques to recycle these waste substances without causing any environmental risks. One such technique could be the utilize poly wastes as stabilizer agents for soils. In the current investigation, textiled-poly bags (TPB) have been recycled and fabricated to be economy and environmentally-friendly fibers. The impact of utilizing different proportions and lengths of these fibers on the mechanical features of clayey soil has been evaluated. The investigation depended on four different fiber-proportions (1, 2, 3, &4)% of soil weight in two different lengths (1&2) cm. Geotechnical experimental test consequences demonstrated that the recycled fiber pieces minimize the optimum dry density (ODD) and the corresponding optimum water content (OWC) of the treated soil samples. Additionally, there was a notable increment in the uniaxial compression test results of the treated soil samples. Moreover, the consequences of California Bearing Ratio tests showed that the utilization of recycled TPB fibers in clayey soil samples enhances the resistance and deformation performance of the soils specially when utilizing 4% of recycled TPB fibers for both lengths (1 & 2) cm.


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Author Biography

Heba A. Ahmed, Department of Surveying, Darbandikhan Technical Insititute, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq

Heba Adnan Ahmed works at the  Department of Surveying, Darbandikhan Technical Insititute, Sulaimani Polytechnic University, Sulaimani, Iraq. Her research interests civil engineering and surveying.


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Ahmed H. Impact of Textiled-Poly Bags as Economic and Environmentally Friendly Recycled Fibers on Mechanical Features of Soil. cuesj [Internet]. 10Jul.2023 [cited 22Feb.2024];7(2):1-. Available from:
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