“Use of coconut fibres as a liner material in rainwater harvesting system”

James, Shalini and Sarvade, Purushotham G (2012) “Use of coconut fibres as a liner material in rainwater harvesting system”. In: National conference on new horizons in Civil engineering – NHCE -2, April 12-13, MIT.

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In this paper the basic geotechnical and physio-chemical properties of soil sample collected from Trichur, Kerala was investigated. Coir has been widely used as a reinforcement to improve the strength of the soil. The physical and chemical properties of coir sample are found. Various percentage of coir within the range 0.5 -2.5% is randomly mixed with the soil with their respective optimum dry density and moisture content and the optimum coir content is found. Unconfined compressive tests are performed with the various coir reinforced samples to find the strength. Since coir fibre has nearly 45- 50% lignin content, it is necessary to give it a suitable treatment in order to increase the binding between the soil and the fibre.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rainwater harvesting, coconut coir fibres, SEM.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 15:24
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 15:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146616

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