(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Effects of diatomite on soil consistency limits and soil compactibility

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

AKSAKAL E.L. (1) ; ANGIN I. (2) ; OZTAS T. (1) ;
(1) Atatürk Univ., Fac. of Agriculture, Dept. of Soil Science, Erzurum, TURQUIE
(2) Atatürk Univ., Fac. of Agriculture, Dept. of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation, Erzurum, TURQUIE


The Atterberg limits and the Proctor compaction test parameters are related to agronomy with regard to compaction hazard for soils and tillage. This laboratory study, conducted on samples collected in the agricultural fields of Erzurum, Turkey, was aimed to assess effects of diatomite with different rates on soil consistency limits and soil compactibility parameters in soils with different textures. The results of this study showed that diatomite application significantly enhanced soil mechanical properties and reduced soil compactibility. It is clearly indicated that application of diatomite lead the soils more strength to mechanical forces, since increasing the water content at OMC over LL and PL may imply that soil is more easily tilled in higher moisture contents without any deformation which also provides higher workable range


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 101 [pp. 157-163]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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