Carbonating Subgrade Materials for In Situ Soil Stabilization

Ground improvement is the in situ alteration of the ground’s material properties, with the ultimate goal of strengthening, stiffening, and/or altering drainage characteristics to benefit design, construction, and performance of civil infrastructure. Carbonation is a process by which carbon dioxide (CO₂) gas reacts with alkali minerals naturally occurring and/or introduced in the ground to generate a binder (stable carbonate minerals). The objective of this research project is develop a means to carbonate soil supporting new and existing infrastructure and increase the durability and lifespan of New England’s transportation assets, including roadways susceptible to creep, frost-action, and other modes of deformation that lead to pavement distress.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $323748
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Maine, Orono

    103 Boardman Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    103 Boardman Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gallant, Aaron

    Ashraf, Warda

  • Start Date: 20180901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698521
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2019 12:55PM