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dc.contributor.authorO'KELLY, BRENDANen
dc.contributor.editorPina C., Portela E., Caldeira L., Batista A., Dias I. and Santos R.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-19T14:58:19Z
dc.date.available2015-05-19T14:58:19Z
dc.date.created21st 24th April 2015en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationAminpour M. and O Kelly B.C., Applications of biopolymers in dam construction and operation activities, Proceedings of the Second International Dam World Conference (DW2015), LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal, 21st 24th April 2015, Pina C., Portela E., Caldeira L., Batista A., Dias I. and Santos R., 1, 2015, 937 - 946en
dc.identifier.otherYen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73956
dc.description.abstractThe investigation of innovative and sustainable solutions is a continuing concern within civil engineering activities. The use of environmentally friendly materials in place of traditional chemical substances is a key aspect. Biopolymers are high-molecular-weight molecules produced by many species of biological cells. Biopolymers are recognised as an alternative to conventional chemical polymers because of their potential cost savings, low environmental impact, non-toxicity and non-secondary pollution. Some geotechnical and geoenvironmental applications of biopolymers currently being explored include: cementation of soils to enhance strength; bearing capacity and liquefaction resistance; soil erosion control; reducing hydraulic conductivity; groundwater flow control and remediation of soil and groundwater impacted by metals and radionuclides. This paper reviews reported applications of biopolymers in dam construction and operation activities, highlighting some geotechnical applications that should be investigated further in practice to examine their feasibility and efficiency. The implementations discussed include the biopolymer trench method for construction of filters/drains, the biopolymer slurry technique for installation of permeable reactive barriers, and the treatment of highly turbid raw water in dam reservoirs by coagulation/flocculation processes using biopolymers. Generally, this paper aims to draw more attention to potential applications of biopolymers as potential alternatives to traditionally used chemicals which could lead the construction sector to more sustainable development.en
dc.format.extent937en
dc.format.extent946en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.rightsYen
dc.titleApplications of biopolymers in dam construction and operation activitiesen
dc.title.alternativeProceedings of the Second International Dam World Conference (DW2015)en
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/bokellyen
dc.identifier.rssinternalid98443en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeSmart & Sustainable Planeten
dc.subject.TCDTagEnvironmental Geotechnicsen
dc.subject.TCDTagGEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERINGen
dc.identifier.rssuridw2015.lnec.pten


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