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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 674306, 11 pages
Research Article

Geotechnical and Physico-Chemical Characterization of Low Lime Fly Ashes

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, P.O. Box 800, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia

Received 3 January 2013; Accepted 17 February 2013

Academic Editor: Jacques Huot

Copyright © 2013 Arif Ali Baig Moghal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In order to explore the possibility of using low-lime fly ashes, the physical and chemical properties which have a direct bearing on their geotechnical and geoenvironmental behaviors have been investigated. In this paper, two types of low-lime fly ashes, originating from India, have been used. A brief account of various methods adopted in characterizing their physical, chemical, and geotechnical properties is presented. The relative importance of each of these properties in enhancing the bulk applicability of fly ashes has been brought out.