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Field hydraulic conducfivity of some malaysian peat

Katimon, Ayob and Mat Hassan, Abd Mutallib (1997) Field hydraulic conducfivity of some malaysian peat. Jurnal Kejuruteraan Awam, 10 (1). pp. 14-20. ISSN 0128-0147

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Field measurements on the hydraulic conductivity (K) of several developed and undeveloped peat soils using auger hole method were conducted. Developed deep peat has hydraulic conductivity values in the range of 6.32x1O·' to 4.44 x 10"' (0.55 to 3.84 mid). The studies also indicated that developed shallow peathas a conductivity value of 5.55xlO-4 to 5.67x1O'3 cmls (0.48 to 4.90 mid), while shallow undeveloped peat K value was in the range of 9.24x1O" to l.92xl 0.3COlis (0.80 to 1.66 mid). The values of peat hydraulic conductivity's were found to be difficult to relate with their depth anddevelopment stages. This is because a number of uncertain variables such as the capillary potential, the existence of macro and micro-pores and their tortuosity aredifficult to measure. These variablescan definitely contribute to the K value of peat

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:field hydraulic, malaysian peat
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:27872
Deposited By: Nurul Asilah Mahmood
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 08:33
Last Modified:10 Aug 2012 08:33

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