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Geological and geotechnical characterization of residual soils for use in liners

Grant number: 12/09102-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 15, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
Principal researcher:Valéria Guimarães Silvestre Rodrigues
Grantee:Jéssica Pelinsom Marques
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/26701-5 - Geological and geochemical characterization of residual soils, BE.EP.IC


The environmental contamination produced by inadequate disposal of wastes has become a worldwide concern. The characterization and development of techniques to minimize and prevent this contamination have resulted in many studies in scientific and/or technological scopes. Research conducted by environmental geotechnic sector has contributed to the understanding of toxic elements transport, as well as to the development of most appropriate techniques to mitigate the mobility of these contaminants. Thus, this proposal aims to contribute to knowledge improvement on application of residual tropical soils (natural and/or compacted) as low-cost techniques to the waterproofing of waste disposal areas, and also to propose solutions to the environmental problem in Ribeira Valley region. (AU)

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