• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-12

Original Article

The Effect of Electrokinetic Stabilization (EKS) on Peat Soil Properties at Parit Botak area, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia


Objectives: To enhance the compaction properties of peat soil, such as shear strength, compressibility, permeability and consistency limit. Methods/Analysis: One of the known techniques is by using Electrokinetic Stabilization to enhance the strengthening properties of peat soil. In this method, aluminum used as electrodes with the voltage potential of 110 V was applied on both cathode and anode electrode at the operational period of 3 hours with an applied load of 50 kg. Findings: Some parameters of soil, like shear strength (τ), moisture content (WN), liquid limit (WL ) and compaction have been observed. Results have shown that the magnitude of shear strength at Parit Raja Haji Ali has improved from 8.8 kPa to 74 kPa and MC was decreased from 568.247% to 309.273%, WL was increased from 136.107% to 191.225%. Application: The experimental results suggest the potential of developing electro kinetic treatment technique to stabilize the physical properties of peat is effectively and efficiently. 

Keywords: Compaction, Electrokinetic Stabilization, Moisture Content, Peat Soil, Shear Strength, Soil Stabilization


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