Evaluación del comportamiento geotécnico de suelos volcánicos chilenos para su uso como material de fi ltro en la depuración de aguas residuales domésticas

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of the geotechnical behavior of Chilean volcanic soils as filter material for domestic water treatment

C. Sanhueza, PAMELA ISABEL VALENZUELA TORO, J. Palma, O. Araneda, K. Calderón

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Abstract

Investigations carried out at Chile have determined that certain soils placed over the years as a product of the volcanic activity can be suitable for use as filter material in domestic wastewater purification. These soils have been studied by Universidad de Chile researchers, who have defined the main characteristics of the most important Chilean volcanic soils and, according to the properties studied (such as porosity, surface area and density, among others) have alleged that these materials exhibit water filter behaviour. As results of this research, first of all, the existing geotechnical information on Chilean volcanic soils has been complemented, such as hydraulic conductivity and, has been evaluating the influence design parameters, such as thickness of volcanic soil layers and the application rate of wastewater, in the purification of domestic wastewater.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of the geotechnical behavior of Chilean volcanic soils as filter material for domestic water treatment
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)66-81
Number of pages16
JournalRevista de la Construccion
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2011

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