| || Chemical Stabilisation of Sand : Part VII Natural Resins as Dune Sand Stabiliser
Author : Gopal, Ram;Singh, Jeevan;Das, Ghanshyam
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:38(2) ; 1988 ; pp 169-175
Subject : 665 Resins
Keywords : Guar gum;Effect of compaction;Construction of roads and helipads;Sandy areas;Effect of temperature
Abstract : "The comparative studies on use of a few natural resins as dune sand stabliser are discussed. Guar-gum - a product of Rajasthan desert, Terminalia alata tannins and rosin have proved promising for short-term and emergency use in field, where water, aggregates, skilled manpower and road constructing machines are not available. Effect of compaction on strength has also been studied in order to optimise the thickness of stabilised surfaces required for construction of roads and helipads in sandy areas. Effect of temperature and bacteria on stabilised specimens have also been discussed."