Physical and chemical characteristics of fibrous peat

Yulindasari Sutejo, Anis Saggaff, Wiwik Rahayu, Hanafiah

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Abstract

Banyuasin is one of the regency in South Sumatera which has an area of 200.000 Ha of peat land. Peat soil are characterized by high compressibility parameters and low initial shear strength. Block sampling method was used to obtain undisturbed sample. The results of this paper describe the characteristics of peat soil from physical and chemical testing. The physical and chemical characteristics of peat include water content (ω), specific gravity (Gs), Acidity (pH), unit weight (γ), and ignition loss tests. SEM and EDS test was done to determine the differences in fiber content and to analyze chemical elements of the specimen. The average results ω, Gs, and pH are 263.538 %, 1.847, and 3.353. Peat is classified in H4 (by Von Post). The results of organic content (OC), ash content (AC), and fiber content (FC) are found 78.693 %, 21.310 %, and 73.703 %. From the results of physical and chemical tests, the peat in Banyuasin is classified as fibrous peat. All the results of the characteristics and classification of fibrous peat compared with published data were close.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering, ICONBUILD 2017
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Construction Towards Global Challenges
EditorsWilliam Reza Borgan, Saloma, Victor, Flandy Buntoro
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415911
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering: Smart Construction Towards Global Challenges, ICONBUILD 2017 - Palembang, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201717 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1903
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Construction and Building Engineering: Smart Construction Towards Global Challenges, ICONBUILD 2017
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityPalembang
Period14/08/1717/08/17

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