An overview on oil contaminated sand and its engineering applications

Abousnina, Rajab M. and Manalo, Allan and Shiau, Jim and Lokuge, Weena (2016) An overview on oil contaminated sand and its engineering applications. International Journal of GEOMATE, 10 (19). pp. 1615-1622. ISSN 2186-2982


Oil leakage is considered as one of the significant environmental issue worldwide, which affects the physical and chemical properties of the surrounding sand. A range of remediation methods for oil-contaminated sand was recommended but none are considered to be cost effective especially in developing countries. In order to find an alternative and cost-effective remediation method, the use of oil contaminated sand in engineering and construction has been considered. This paper reviews the main sources of oil contamination, the existing remediation methods and critically analysed several factors that affecting the properties of oil contaminated sand. Emerging applications of oil contaminated sand in engineering and construction are also presented.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 01:45
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: contaminated sand, remediation, mechanical properties, crude oil, engineering
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961099 Natural Hazards not elsewhere classified

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