• HUSSEIN JALAL ASWAD HASSAN College of Engineering, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Keywords: Limestone dust; Glass powder; Soil stabilization; Geotechnical properties; Recycled materials


This study investigates the potential use of glass powder and limestone dust, byproducts of recycled glass waste and limestone quarrying, respectively, as environmentally-friendly alternatives to cement for soil stabilization. Laboratory tests were carried out on clayey soils mixed with varying dosage rates (3%, 6%, and 9%) of glass powder, limestone dust and Portland cement. The geotechnical properties, including Atterberg limits, compaction and unconfined compressive strength, were evaluated to assess their effectiveness in soil stabilization. The results demonstrate that both glass powder and limestone dust can serve as applicable alternatives to cement, offering sustainable solutions with improved soil stability. This research contributes to reducing the reliance on cement for soil stabilization, promoting environmentally-friendly practices in construction.


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How to Cite
HASSAN, H. J. A. (2023). UTILIZING GLASS POWDER AND LIMESTONE DUST AS ALTERNATIVES TO CEMENT FOR THE STABILIZATION OF CLAYEY SOILS. Journal of Duhok University, 26(2), 189-200. https://doi.org/10.26682/csjuod.2023.26.2.19