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  • 251.
    Beyaztas, Ufuk
    et al.
    Department of Statistics, Bartin University, Bartin, Turkey.
    Salih, Sinan Q.
    Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.
    Chau, Kwok-Wing
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Yaseen, Zaher
    Sustainable Developments in Civil Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Construction of functional data analysis modeling strategy for global solar radiation prediction: application of cross-station paradigm2019Ingår i: Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, ISSN 1994-2060, E-ISSN 1997-003X, Vol. 13, nr 1, s. 1165-1181Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    To support initiatives for global emissions targets set by the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change, sustainable extraction of usable power from freely-available global solar radia- tion as a renewable energy resource requires accurate estimation and forecasting models for solar energy. Understanding the Global Solar Radiation (GSR) pattern is highly significant for determin- ing the solar energy in any particular environment. The current study develops a new mathematical model based on the concept of Functional Data Analysis (FDA) to predict daily-scale GSR in the Burk- ina Faso region of West Africa. Eight meteorological stations are adopted to examine the proposed predictive model. The modeling procedure of the regression FDA is performed using two different internal parameter tuning approaches including Generalized Cross-Validation (GCV) and Generalized Bayesian Information Criteria (GBIC). The modeling procedure is established based on a cross-station paradigm wherein the climatological variables of six stations are used to predict GSR at two targeted meteorological stations. The performance of the proposed method is compared with the panel data regression model. Based on various statistical metrics, the applied FDA model attained convincing absolute error measures and best goodness of fit compared with the observed measured GSR. In quantitative evaluation, the predictions of GSR at the uahigouya and Dori stations attained corre- lation coefficients of R     0.84 and 0.90 using the FDA model, respectively. All in all, the FDA model introduced a reliable alternative modeling strategy for global solar radiation prediction over the Burkina Faso region with accurate line fit predictions.

  • 252.
    Beyglou, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Johansson, Daniel
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Schunnesson, Håkan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Target fragmentation for efficient loading and crushing: The Aitik case2017Ingår i: The Southern African Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, ISSN 2225-6253, E-ISSN 1543-9518, Vol. 117, nr 11, s. 1053-1062Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Blast-induced fragmentation has a significant influence on the operational efficiency of open pit mines, especially on loading and crushing, the two immediate tasks after blasting. This study presents an empirical method to determine the target fragmentation for efficient loading and crushing at the Aitik mine in Sweden. In the study, the loading efficiency of rope shovels was correlated to the energy consumption and throughput of a gyratory crusher. Two photographic techniques were utilized to assess the feed fragmentation, considering the lithological origin of the ore as an indicator of hardness. The results indicate ore hardness is most influential in mid-range fragmentation, with a marginal effect in coarser fragmentations. The influence of fragmentation is more pronounced in the coarse region, with a sudden reduction in efficiency for P80 values coarser than 800 mm. The results suggest tailoring the fragmentation to a P80 of 600-800 mm could lead to higher operational efficiency at Aitik. 

  • 253.
    Beyglou, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Schunnesson, Håkan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Johansson, Daniel
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Face to Surface –Task 1: Baseline Mapping of the Mining Operation in Aitik2015Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    “Face to Surface” is a project within the strategic innovation program “Mining and Metals”, which is a collaboration between Vinnova, Formas and Energy Agency of Sweden with additional funding from Boliden Mineral AB and LKAB. The project is aimed to improve productivity and efficiency of mining activities through optimization of the overall production chain. The current status report corresponds to the first task of the project–Baseline Mapping.The report presents the overall process chain of mining operation in Boliden Aitik copper mine, Sweden. The production chain is initially described as a system of singular processes. Each process is then described in more details, including inter-relations and downstream effects of each process within the operation. The report provides a basis for identification of potential fields of improvement in the process. The subsequent tasks of the project will be conducted upon internal discussions based on the findings of this report.

  • 254.
    Beyglou, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Schunnesson, Håkan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Johansson, Daniel
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Johansson, Nils
    Boliden Mineral AB.
    Adjusting Initiation Direction to Domains of Rock Mass Discontinuities in Aitik Open Pit Mine2015Ingår i: 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting: Fragblast11, Carlton, Vic: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2015, s. 385-391Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    As demand for optimisation of mining processes increases, more attention is drawn to blast performance and fragmentation improvement. Fractures and discontinuities are among the most influential factors in blast results, therefore one of the initial steps towards blast optimisation is to gather information about the rock mass and integrate it in blast design. This paper presents a method for assessment of rock mass discontinuities and integrating it in production blasts in the Aitik open pit copper mine in Sweden. 3D photogrammetric techniques were utilised to map discontinuities and distinguish domains of similar geologic structures in the pit. As a pilot study for a future campaign, four different initiation directions were tested through six pilot blasts in one of the domains. The results were compared in terms of swell and loading efficiency of rope shovels to identify the correlation between blast performance and initiation direction compared to major discontinuity families. It was established that in the trial domain, blasts initiated towards north or north-west yielded larger swell and better performance of loading. Comparing these blasts with discontinuity families show that there is a correlation between blast performance and initiation direction according to the dip and strike of these discontinuities. Such knowledge can be used for future blasts in the same domain to increase long-term operational efficiency through slight modifications in drill pattern and initiation design.

  • 255.
    Bhagat, Suraj Kumar
    et al.
    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia.
    Tiyasha, Tiyasha
    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia.
    Welde, Wakjira
    Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia.
    Tesfaye, Olana
    Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Technology, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia.
    Tung, Tran Minh
    Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Salih, Sinan Q.
    Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.
    Yaseen, Zaher Mundher
    Sustainable Developments in Civil Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Evaluating Physical and Fiscal Water Leakage in Water Distribution System2019Ingår i: Water, ISSN 2073-4441, E-ISSN 2073-4441, Vol. 11, nr 10, artikel-id 2091Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    With increasing population, the need for research ideas on the field of reducing wastage of water can save a big amount of water, money, time, and energy. Water leakage (WL) is an essential problem in the field of water supply field. This research is focused on real water loss in the water distribution system located in Ethiopia. Top-down and bursts and background estimates (BABE) methodology is performed to assess the data and the calibration process of the WL variables. The top-down method assists to quantify the water loss by the record and observation throughout the distribution network. In addition, the BABE approach gives a specific water leakage and burst information. The geometrical mean method is used to forecast the population up to 2023 along with their fiscal value by the uniform tariff method. With respect to the revenue lost, 42575 Br and 42664 Br or in 1562$ and 1566$ were lost in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The next five-year population was forecasted to estimate the possible amount of water to be saved, which was about 549,627 m3 and revenue 65,111$ to make the system more efficient. The results suggested that the majority of losses were due to several components of the distribution system including pipe-joint failure, relatively older age pipes, poor repairing and maintenance of water taps, pipe joints and shower taps, negligence of the consumer and unreliable water supply. As per the research findings, recommendations were proposed on minimizing water leakage.

  • 256.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Mechanical Behavior of Tailings: Laboratory Tests from a Swedish Tailings Dam2017Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Tailings is leftover material from mining industry and is produced in huge quantities approximately 70-99% of the ore production.  Tailings material is stored as impoundments by constructing tailings dams which are often constructed with tailings material itself. Tailings are artificial material and the mechanical behavior of tailings material upon loading is different as compared to natural soil materials. There are number of dam failures reported every year which has severe impact on inhabitants and environment nearby. Considering the failures of tailings dams and consequences there is a need to understand the tailings material in depth for safe existence of these dams. The confident dam design can assure the safe existence of tailings dams for long term as these dams are presumed to function for generations to come. The material properties in tailings dams can change during operation due to raising of new layer. Raised new layer can change stress level, which in turn may change the material properties in terms of strength, pore pressures, grain sizes etc. Today mostly tailings dam are designed by performing analysis for safety for existing and future rasings as well. These analyses are based upon a for certain factor of safety. Not very much can be done with design and analysis for tailings material if the material is not described very well. Understanding of tailings material in depth can provide help for detailed material parameters which later can be used in safety assessment for future raising and changed conditions in dam.

    This study presents the work carried out on tailings material from a Swedish tailings dam. The study is conducted on undisturbed and disturbed tailings material. The undisturbed tests are carried out to understand material properties as per in-situ conditions. Whereas disturbed materials are used to created different materials with different particles sizes. Initially in this study the basic properties of tailings materials are studied e.g. specific gravity, phase relationships, particle sizes, particle shapes and shear behavior on collected samples at various depths. During direct shear tests, the unexpected vertical height reductions were observed, these results are presented in this study. The comparison of strength parameters by direct shear and triaxial tests on material from various depths is also done and presented.

    Based on results from direct shear, triaxial and oedometer tests on uniform sized tailings material; the evaluation of primary and secondary deformations and particle breakage and effect of vertical loads is also carried out and presented. The study also includes the comparison of strength parameters for each particles size. The breakage of particles is analyzed by sieving the material after direct shear tests followed by a particle shape study. The effect of deposition on shear strength parameters is also studied by construction of samples with different angle of deposition of material. The strength parameters of uniform sized particles in triaxial tests are also evaluated and discussed.

  • 257.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Mechanical Properties of Tailings: Basic Description of a Tailings Material from Sweden2014Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Tailings dams are constructed to store waste material from mining industry and usually these dams are raised with time depending upon production rate. Tailings material is sometimes used in construction of tailings dams. Tailings are artificial material and the behavior of tailings material upon loading is different compared to natural soil materials. The mechanical properties of tailings have influence on the performance of a tailing dam. Since the tailings dams are constructed to withstand for long times, it is essential to understand tailings materials in depth in order to assure safe existence of the dams in short term as well as in long term perspective. This licentiate thesis describes the present work carried out on sulphide rich tailings from one mine in Sweden. The material presented is based upon material from three different papers. The first paper describes the basic characteristics of tailings which includes; specific gravity, phase relationships, particle size, particle shape and direct shear behavior. The second paper discusses direct shear tests carried out on tailings from one Swedish mine. Shear strength parameters are evaluated and results from 27 tests (15 drained and 12 undrained tests) are discussed. This paper also describes the vertical height reductions observed during direct shear tests. The third paper focuses on the laboratory results from triaxial tests conducted on tailings materials. This paper shows the drained behavior of tailings under application of different consolidation pressures.The results from particle analysis showed that smaller particles were very angular and bigger particles were sub angular. The material was classified as silt and silty sand. The average particle density (ρs) is 2.83t/m3. The dry density and void ratios were found to be 1.18–1.65 t/m3 and 0.72–1.41 respectively. During direct shear tests vertical height reductions were observed with slight increment in pore pressures. The strain hardening behavior was observed in both drained and undrained conditions in direct shear tests. The strength parameters determined in triaxial test were higher than of those calculated in direct shear tests. Friction angle ϕ' in triaxial tests were found to be 39 to 41degrees and it did not showed any effect with relation to depth. The cohesion and friction angle in direct shear test at 0.15radian, in drained tests were found as in range of 9.7-33.7kPa and 12.5-18.3 degrees respectively. The same parameters for undrained tests were found as 7.1-16.1 kPa and 16.0-20.4 degrees for cohesion and friction angle respectively.

  • 258.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Frequent breaches in irrigation canals in Sindh Pakistan2014Ingår i: Journal of Water Resource and Protection, ISSN 1945-3094, E-ISSN 1945-3108, Vol. 6, nr 4, s. 214-223Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Every year a number of breach failures occur in Irrigation Canals in Sindh. Those failures cause displacement of thou-sands of people, destruction of properties, land, and damages costly crops worth millions rupees. In addition to that breach failures are also can cause water shortages when failure occurs during peak demand period. There are various causes of embankment failures that include overtopping, internal erosion, structural defects and piping. State of art for breach failures is presented in this paper and suggestions for prediction of breaches in context to canals in Sindh are discussed. Seepage and slope stability analyses are recommended for long term breach predictions.

  • 259.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Effect of Particle Size On Mechanical Properties and Particle Breakage of Tailings2017Ingår i: Canadian geotechnical journal (Print), ISSN 0008-3674, E-ISSN 1208-6010Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Tailings material can have different material properties depending upon the type of ore and ore refining process and particle size distribution. Tailings dams are constructed as walk away solutions. Staged construction of tailings dams may lead to breakage of particles in subsequent layers resulting in change in particle sizes of material. This may lead to change in strength parameters upon change in particle sizes. This paper presents the direct shear tests performed on tailings material from a tailings dam. Remolded samples were manufactured in laboratory. The tailings material is separated in to four different particle sizes i.e.1-0.5mm, 0.5-0.25mm, 0.25-0.125mm and 0.125-0.063mm. The tests are performed on different normal stress levels as 50, 100, 150, 300 and 500kPa.The strength parameters are evaluated for each particle size and compared with said particle sizes. In order to study the effect of deposition, the tests are also performed on same material deposited in vertical and horizontal direction. This paper also describes the study of breakage of particles during direct shear tests by sieving the material at the end of each test. 

  • 260.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Mechanical Behavior of Uniformed Tailings Material in Triaxial Tests2017Ingår i: The Electronic journal of geotechnical engineering, ISSN 1089-3032, E-ISSN 1089-3032, Vol. 22, nr 06, s. 1717-1730Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Tailings dams are raised with time depending upon rate of generation of waste. A tailings dam can contain different particle sized materials within its dam body. The newly raised embankment in a tailings dam can be considered as vertical load being applied on subsequent layer. The applied loads can cause deformations and breakage of particles. The particle breakage can then lead to a skeleton with new particle size particles and hence can lead to new material properties. This paper provides the results from triaxial tests conducted on uniformed particle sizes as, 0.5mm-0.25mm, 0.25mm-0.125mm and 0.125mm-0.063mm.  The tests are performed at various effective radial stresses. The results are evaluated and compared with each particle size. The results include stress-strain and volumetric behavior during shearing, the effective stress ratio and stress-dilatancy plot. The friction angles are also evaluated and compared with different particle sized specimens. It was found that effective stress ratios were slightly higher when tests were performed at lower confining stresses and vice versa. It was also observed that particle size did not show any effect of friction angles.

  • 261.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Roger
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Mechanical Properties of Soft Tailings from a Swedish Tailings Impoundment: Results from Direct Shear Tests2014Ingår i: The Electronic journal of geotechnical engineering, ISSN 1089-3032, E-ISSN 1089-3032, Vol. 19, nr Z, s. 9023-9039Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The shear strength of tailings can vary depending upon the type of ore and method of construction. Tailings dams may possess loose layers in subsequent layers, which may have low shear strength. Since the tailings dams are made-up to last for longer times, the strength parameters and material behaviors are essential to understand, especially potential for static liquefaction in loose layers. This article presents the results from direct shear tests performed on samples from loose layer of a tailings dam. Both drained and undrained tests are carried out. The results indicated the strain hardening behavior in tailings material which indicates loose condition. The shear strength was found to be relatively low as compared to typical values of tailings in literature. A contractant volume behavior was observed for all the tests. During shear tests the vertical height reductions in samples were observed. These changes were significantly increased after peak shear followed by slight increment in pore pressure along shearing angle. The reasons for these height changes are not fully known, but may be a rearrangement in skeleton or breakage of particles during shear which needs further investigative studies.

  • 262.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Roger
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Mechanical Properties of Soft Tailings from different Depths of a Swedish Tailings Dam: Results from Triaxial tests2018Ingår i: Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN 1026-3098, E-ISSN 2345-3605, Vol. 25, nr 1Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Construction of tailings dams is done in stages by raising it layer by layer depending on production rate of a mine. These layered dams may possess different strengths and materials properties in each layer i.e. strength parameters, behavior with loading. Tailings dams may have loose layers in subsequent layers, which upon further loading may be susceptible to stability issues. Identification of material properties and behavior is important to know for safety of dam with further raising and long term perspective modeling. This paper presents the results from drained Triaxial compression tests conducted on samples collected from loose layers, from different vertical depths of a tailings dam. The results indicated that depth did not show much influence on strength parameters determined by drained triaxial tests. The different confining pressures influenced the strain-stress behavior, high confining pressures stress-strain curve showed tendency to formulate straighten line of stress-strain curve, with contractant volume behavior along axial strains. The influence of void ratio on effective stress ratio was observed.

  • 263.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Roger
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Rodriguez, Juan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Basic description of tailings from Aitik focusing on mechanical behavior2013Ingår i: International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, ISSN 2250-2459, E-ISSN 2250-2459, Vol. 3, nr 12, s. 65-69Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Tailings are artificial granular materials that behave different as compared to natural soil of equal grain sizes. Tailings particle sizes, shapes, gradation and mechanical behavior may influence the performance of tailings dams. Hence it is essential to understand the tailings materials in depth. This article describes present studies being carried out on Aitik tailings. Basic tailings characteristics including specific gravity, phase relationships, particle sizes, particle shapes and direct shear behavior are presented in this article. The results showed that particles size decreases along depth from surface for collected sample locations. The angularity of the particles increases as the grain size decreases. Vertical height reduction was observed during shearing of samples by direct shear tests.

  • 264.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Memon, Irfanullah
    Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology, Nawabshah.
    Ansari, Aziz
    Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology, Nawabshah.
    Shah, Ahsan
    Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology, Nawabshah.
    Memon, Bashir Ahmed
    Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering Science and Technology, Nawabshah.
    Properties Evaluation of Concrete using Local Used Bricks as Coarse Aggregate2014Ingår i: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 6, nr 5, s. 211-216Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    With time concrete / reinforced concrete has become the popular material for construction. Modern industry utilizes this material a lot and has produced various beautiful, eye catching and amazing structures. Due to modern requirements for living and developed construction industries, the old buildings (usually constructed with brick masonry) are demolished and are replaced with new modern buildings. Demolition of buildings results in waste materials which can create waste related problems and environmental issues. By using recycled aggregates weight of concrete can also be reduced, which can also solve problems related to self-weight of concrete. In this paper attempt has been made to use local used bricks from vicinity of Nawabshah, Pakistan, as coarse aggregate. Concrete cubes made with local recycled bricks are cast and tested for overall weight of concrete, moisture content, dynamic modulus of elasticity and compressive strength (nondestructive and destructive methods). The results showed that concrete derived from recycled aggregates attained lower strength than regular concrete. More detailed elaborated work is recommended with different mix ratios and different proportions recycled aggregates for better conclusions.

  • 265.
    Bhanbhro, Riaz
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Rodriguez, Juan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Evaluation Of Primary And Secondary Deformations and Particle Breakage of Tailings2015Ingår i: From Fundamentals to Applications in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 15–18 November 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina / [ed] Diego Manzanal; Alejo O. Sfriso, IOS Press, 2015, s. 2481-2488Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Tailings are the waste product of mining which is left over after extraction of materials of interest. Tailings material may possess different material properties depending upon type of ore and method of concentration. Sometimes the tailings material itself is used in construction of tailings dams and tailings dams are constructed to withstand for long times. A tailing dam can be exposed to settlements due to incremental load as these dams are raised in stages. Increasing load with time may also lead to particle breakage. This article presents the results from oedometer tests conducted on tailings materials. The study includes the stress-deformation behavior and particle breakage of tailings material of different gradations upon application of incremental loads in oedometer tests. The samples were collected from different sections of tailings dam from Sweden. Remolded samples were manufactured in laboratory as four batches of particle sizes i.e. 1-0.5 mm, 0.5-0.25mm, 0.25-0.125mm and 0.125-0.063mm. The results are analyzed from tested samples at different stress levels and compared with different particle sizes. The breakage of particles of each batch is analyzed by sieving the specimens after oedometer tests. The results are evaluated in terms of primary and secondary deformations. The primary and secondary deformations are also compared with different particle sized specimens.

  • 266.
    Bjelkevik, Annika
    et al.
    Tailings Consultants Scandinavia AB.
    Knutsson, Roger
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Dam stability: How to verify the actual stability?2016Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Mining operations produce huge volumes of waste products. Tailings, the fine grained waste material, is often managed in tailings management facilities (TMFs) surrounded by dam structures, i.e. tailings dams. Stability of tailings dams, amongst other things, is an in-creasing concern as tailings dams continue to fail. There is not just one single reason why dam failures occur. Dam stability is, however, one of the keystones required for good tailings management and good tailings dam safety. Dam stability can be divided into two main parts: a) stability analysis and b) surveillance and monitoring. The first is carried out at the initial design (normally by consultants) and is thereafter updated during operation of the TMF. A commonly used method for the analysis is the limit equilibrium method (LE). Here a factor of safety (FS) is calculated and in Sweden this is normally 1,5. In order to verify the behavior of the dam surveillance and monitoring is used. Typically pore pressures, horizontal and vertical movements and seepage are monitored in order to find changes in the trend of readings or to identify unexpected behavior. There is, however, no way of linking the readings to the stability analysis as the LE analyses are based on analysis of the conditions at failure. Thus it is not possible to describe the behavior of the dam before failure and the monitoring cannot be used to “give” warning signals before failure. This paper describes a case study where advanced numerical modelling, have been used to determine deformations in the dam structure, which have been verified by inclinometer readings. It has been possible to verify the actual stability for the dam as it has been possible to link in-situ readings to the model. The concept described is not only applicable to tailings dams, but can also be used for any type of dam.

  • 267.
    Bjelkevik, Annika
    et al.
    Sweco AB.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Failures and incidents at Swedish tailings dams: experiences and comparisons2006Ingår i: Twenty-Second International Congress on Large Dams: 18 - 23 June 2006, Barcelona, Spain, [transactions], International Commission on Large Dams , 2006, Vol. III, s. 81-100Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 268.
    Bjelkevik, Annika
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Swedish tailings: comparison of mechanical properties between tailings and natural geological materials2005Ingår i: Securing the future: international conference on mining and the environment, metals and energy recovery : proceedings, Stockholm: SveMin , 2005, s. 117-129Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 269.
    Björklind, Malin
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Soil profile analysis by vibration theory and the natural frequency: Applied on a case project2018Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (yrkesexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hpStudentuppsats (Examensarbete)
    Abstract [sv]

    I det förberedande skedet inför infrastrukturprojekt genomförs geotekniska undersökningar för att kartlägga jordförhållanden. Detta genomförs bland annat med ett antal olika borrhålsmetoder. Genom sin utförandeform levererar dessa resultat som, strikt uttryckt, är knutna till de specifika punkter där de utförs. I detta examensarbete provas en ny metod där jordprofilen mellan- och vid punkten för borrhål ska kartläggas. Metoden provas ut på järnvägsprojektet Stenkumla – Dunsjö.  Vibrationsteori och geodynamiska egenskaper hos jorden utnyttjas för att fastställa olika jordlagers egenfrekvens. Egenfrekvensens definition gör det möjligt att detektera denna i vibrationsmätningar. Metoden som provas i examensarbetet är att genom vibrationsmätningar fastställa jordprofilen baserat på jordlagrens egenfrekvens.  Ett viktigt steg i metodens process är att transformera resultatet från vibrationsmätningen med Fast Fourier Transformation, en algoritm för databehandling. Genom att applicera Fast Fourier Transformation kan en jämförelse mellan egenfrekvenser från olika källmaterial göras.  De primära vibrationsmätningarna genomfördes genom att fästa en accelerometer på ett tåg. Resultat består i transformerade grafer från vibrationsmätningar samt egenfrekvensberäkningar baserade på de geotekniska undersökningarna vid projekt Stenkumla – Dunsjö. På detta följer en jämförande analys där metodens tillförlitlighet och applicerbarhet runt geotekniska undersökningar diskuteras.  Tillförlitligheten testas genom att identifiera beräknade förväntade värden på egenfrekvensen i mätdatat från tåget. Metoden visar högre tillförlitlighet närmare markytan än djupare ner i jordprofilen. Metodens precision är mer utvecklad för jordprofiler där jordlagren är differentierade från varandra i dess egenskaper. Detta uppstår som en följd av att mer lika drag hos jordlagren får liknande egenfrekvens, vilket gör dem svårare att identifiera och särskilja i frekvensspektrat.  Metoden visade sig vara ofullständig i att fastställa en jordprofil mellan geotekniska borrprover. En anledning till detta är att det område som användes för vibrationsmätningar består av en jordprofil utan allt för varierande egenskaper, vilket gör att en tillräckligt tillförlitlig analys är omöjlig med den mängd data som fanns att tillgå. Den jordprofil som itererades fram i analysavsnittet har dock liknande uppbyggnad som de jordprofiler som fastställts av geotekniker i den geotekniska undersökningsrapporten, vilket ändå tyder på viss användningspotential. Kvalitén på vibrationsmätningen skulle förbättras av att öka farten, och så vibrationen, på tåget som mätaren var fäst på. En annan förbättringsmöjlighet är att få tillgång till uppmätta geodynamiska egenskaper hos jorden istället för de empiriska formler som användes i detta arbete.  Det primära användningsområdet för metoden är att använda den som ett prioriteringsverktyg i ett tidigt skede vid infrastrukturprojekt. Genom att genomföra en vibrationsmätning kan en preliminär bild av jordförhållandena erhållas. Detta kan sedan användas som ett sätt att styra geotekniska undersökningsresurser mer effektivt mot områden där stora avvikelser i vibrationsdatat identifierats.

  • 270.
    Bobaker, Aiman M.
    et al.
    Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya .
    Alakili, Intisar
    Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya .
    Sarmani, Sukiman B.
    School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Yaseen, Zaher
    Sustainable Developments in Civil Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Determination and Assessment of the Toxic Heavy Metal Elements Abstracted from the Traditional Plant Cosmetics and Medical Remedies: Case Study of Libya2019Ingår i: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 16, nr 11, s. 1-14, artikel-id 1957Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Henna and walnut tree bark are widely used by Libyan women as cosmetics. They may contain lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As), which, in turn, pose a high risk to their health. This study aims to determine the levels of Pb, Cd and As in henna and walnut tree bark products sold in Libyan markets. The products were analyzed for their Pb, Cd and As content by using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) after a microwave acid digestion. The results showed a significant difference between the henna and walnut tree bark samples in terms of their heavy metals content (p < 0.05). The highest heavy metal concentrations were observed in the walnut tree bark samples whereas the lowest was observed in the henna samples. In addition, 60% of the henna and 90% of the walnut tree bark samples contained Pb levels and approximately 80% of the henna and 90% the walnut tree bark samples contained Cd levels, which are much higher than the tolerance limit. However, As concentrations in all the samples were lower. The results indicated that such cosmetics expose consumers to high levels of Pb and Cd and hence, to potential health risks. Thus, studying the sources and effects of heavy metals in such cosmetics is strongly recommended.

  • 271.
    Bokde, Neeraj Dhanraj
    et al.
    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. Department of Engineering-Renewable Energy and Thermodynamics, Aarhus University, Denmark..
    Feijóo, Andrés
    Departamento de Enxeñería Eléctrica-Universidade de Vigo, Campus de Lagoas-Marcosende, Vigo, Spain..
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Yaseen, Zaher Mundher
    Sustainable Developments in Civil Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam..
    A comparison between reconstruction methods for generation of synthetic time series applied to wind speed simulation2019Ingår i: IEEE Access, E-ISSN 2169-3536, Vol. 7, s. 1353096-135398Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Wind energy is an attractive renewable sources and its prediction is highly essential for multiple applications. Over the literature, there are several studies have been focused on the related researches of synthetic wind speed data generation. In this research, two reconstruction methods are developed for synthetic wind speed time series generation. The modeling is constructed based on different processes including independent values generation from the known probability distribution function, rearrangement of random values and segmentation. They have been named as Rank-wise and Step-wise reconstruction methods. The proposed methods are explained with the help of a standard time series and the examination on wind speed time series collected from Galicia, the autonomous region in the northwest of Spain. Results evidenced the potential of the developed models over the state-of-the-art synthetic time series generation methods and demonstrated a successful validation using the means of mean and median wind speed values, autocorrelations, probability distribution parameters with their corresponding histograms and confusion matrix. Pros and cons of both methods are discussed comprehensively.

  • 272.
    Bonath, Victoria
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Byggkonstruktion och brand.
    Edeskär, Tommy
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Lintzén, Nina
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Fransson, Lennart
    Cwirzen, Andrzej
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Byggkonstruktion och brand.
    Properties of ice from first-year ridges in the Barents Sea and Fram Strait2019Ingår i: Cold Regions Science and Technology, ISSN 0165-232X, E-ISSN 1872-7441, Vol. 168, artikel-id 102890Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    First-year ice ridges are one of the main load scenarios that off-shore structures and vessels operating in ice-covered waters have to be designed for. For simulating such load scenarios, the knowledge gap on ice mechanical properties from the consolidated part of first-year ridges has to be filled. In total 410 small-scale uniaxial compression tests were conducted at different strain rates and ice temperatures on ice from the consolidated layer of 6 different first-year ridges in the sea around Svalbard. For the first time uniaxial tensile tests were performed on ice from first-year ridges using a new testing method. Ice strength was evaluated for different ice type, which are determined for each specimen based on a proposed ice classification system for ice from first-year ridges. 78% of all samples contained mixed ice with various compounds of brecciated columnar and granular ice. Ice strength of mixed ice showed isotropy, except for the samples containing mainly columnar ice crystals. For horizontal loading, mixed ice was stronger than columnar and granular ice. The residual strength of ductile ice depended on the strain rate. At 1.5% strain remained 70% of peak strength at 10−4 s−1 and 50% at 10−3 s−1. Ductile failure dominated for 75% of all mixed ice tests at 10−3 s−1 and − 10 °C. Ductile compressive strength was generally higher than brittle compressive strength for mixed ice. Brine volume was the main parameter influencing the tensile strength of the mixed ice which was between 0.14 MPa and 0.78 MPa measured at constant ice temperature of −10 °C.

  • 273.
    Bondarchuk, Alexander
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Rock mass behavior under hydropower embankment dams: results from numerical analyses2008Licentiatavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Bridges are an important element of the infrastructure today. The technical competence has reached high levels in most countries and the limits given to a bridge designer are set by economic restrictions rather than technical skill. The ever lasting chase for more economic solutions and procedures includes both a wish for cheaper constructions as well as for a decrease in the following maintenance costs. The roller bearings used in conventional bridges are known to generate high costs both during construction and due to maintenance, and the possibility to remove these bearings and accompanying expansion joints are therefore investigated since several years. In Sweden, the absence of bridges built with integral abutments has made it difficult to test and evaluate this solution. In 2005, an international project called Intab was launched with the explicit aim to look at different solutions possible to use if joints and bearings are excluded. One of the most common discussed problems concerning bridges built without expansion joints is the accommodation of longitudinal elongation due to temperature variations. A bridge built with integral abutments is often supported by piles made of steel or concrete. The longitudinal elongation of the superstructure induces a displacement and a moment in these piles, which in time may cause a fatigue failure. Therefore it is of big interest to look at the amplitude of these strains. Within the Intab project, a pilot object was built in Nordmaling, ~50 km south of Umeå. It is a 40 meter long and 5 meter wide composite bridge with two steel girders and a concrete deck. The steel piles in this bridge is equipped with strain gauges who are used both for longterm and shortterm measurements. The sampled data from longterm measurement is collected on a computer on site, and then downloaded through a traditional modem. The data from the shortterm measurement is sampled and collected immediately during the test. The shortterm test is performed during both summer and winter conditions, and consists of a lorry passing the bridge while different measurements are done. The result from the measurement is also compared to calculations and a 2-D FE-model. It seems that short-term measurements performed during warmer months, May and October, show better agreement with the FE-simulations than the tests performed during the winter. The used FE-model is based on restrictions from Bro 2004. Regarding the long-term measurements, the obtained strain values are not in a range where fatigue can be considered as a severe problem.

  • 274.
    Bondarchuk, Alexander
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Rock mass behavior under hydropower embankment dams with focus on fracture erosion and rock mass stability2012Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det finns över 190 kraftverks- och regleringsdammar i Sverige. De flesta dammarna färdigställdes från år 1950 – 1980 och de har nu varit i drift mellan 30 och 60 år. Tid har en dokumenterat negativ effekt på en damms prestanda. Varierande belastningar från vattenreservoaren under drift kan orsaka små förskjutningar av berggrundens sprickzoner. Dessa rörelser bidrar till nedbrytning av dammen och dess reservoar. Ett ökat vattenläckage och en förändrad portrycksfördelning kan leda till initiering av sprickerosion i berggrunden.Det är viktigt att öka förståelsen om berggrundens stabilitet, dess hydrogeologiska egenskaper och respons på belastningar från dammen ur olika tidsperspektiv. Ett angeläget arbete för svensk vattenkraftindustri är att säkerställa de åldrande dammarnas funktion och säkerhet. För att uppdatera och säkerställa det stora antalet dammar enligt nya beräknings- och bedömningsmodeller samt ändrade förutsättningar kommer många dammar att behöva uppdateras, och åtgärdas för att öka dess säkerhet, varför kraftindustrin framöver kommer att göra mycket stora investeringar.Syftet med denna doktorsavhandling är att studera vilka konsekvenser varierande belastningar från damm och reservoar har på berggrundens stabilitet och dess sprickerosion. Jag använder den kopplade hydromekaniska distinkt-element metoden UDEC [Itasca, 2005]. Små förskjutningar längs berggrundens sprickor har studerats över lång tid tillsammans med portrycksfördelning, vattenläckage och vattenflödeshastighet. De numeriska modellerna har en verklig damm som förebild med platsspecifika indata, nämligen Håckren fyllningsdamm i centrala Sverige.Två vinkelräta konceptuella modeller i 2D har utvecklats [Bondarchuk, 2008]. Berggrundens normal- och skjuvförskjutningar analyserades. Resultaten visar att sub-horisontella och subvertikala strukturer kan samverka och ge upphov till vattenläckage under dammen. Beteendet beror på bankningsplanens stupningsriktning. Sprickfrekvensen och de primära spänningarnas storlek och riktning är andra viktiga faktorer för berggrundens beteende.De två konceptuella modellerna har anpassats till en verklig dam genom att använda så mycket platsspecifik data som möjligt. Ny data samlades in med hjälp av vanlig förekommande ingenjörsgeologiska metoder. En god överensstämmelse mellan modellresultat och övervakningsdata indikerar att angreppsättet är robust och kostnadseffektivt även om vissa förbättringar kan genomföras inom givna budgetramar. Små förskjutningar längs berggrundens sprickor har studerats över en period som motsvarar 10 driftår tillsammans med portrycksfördelning, vattenläckage och vattenflödeshastighet. Resultaten visar att berggrunden till största delen är stabil men att små förskjutningar sker och att dessa påverkar distributionen av öppna porer som i sin tur leder till mycket oregelbundna flödesmönster som kan orsaka sprickerosion längs sprickytor och sprickfyllnadsmaterial. I förlängningen kan detta påverka injekteringsskärmens beständighet och därmed berggrundens täthet under dammen.

  • 275. Bondarchuk, Alexander
    et al.
    Ask, Maria
    Dahlström, Lars-Olof
    Nordlund, Erling
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Numerical analysis of rock mass behavior under hydropower embankment dams2009Ingår i: Föredrag vid Bergmekanikdag i Stockholm 9 mars 2009, Stiftelsen bergteknisk forskning - Befo , 2009, s. 149-158Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Numeriska analyser av bergmassans beteende under fyllningsdammar för vattenkraftproduktion

  • 276.
    Bondarchuk, Alexander
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Ask, Maria
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geovetenskap och miljöteknik.
    Dahlström, Lars-Olof
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Nordlund, Erling
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Rock mass behavior under hydropower embankment dams: a two-dimensional numerical study2012Ingår i: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, ISSN 0723-2632, E-ISSN 1434-453X, Vol. 45, nr 5, s. 819-835Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden has more than 190 large hydropower dams, of which about 50 are pure embankment dams and over 100 are concrete/embankment dams. This paper presents results from conceptual analyses of the response of typical Swedish rock mass to the construction of a hydropower embankment dam and its first stages of operation. The aim is to identify locations and magnitudes of displacements that are occurring in the rock foundation and grout curtain after construction of the dam, the first filling of its water reservoir, and after one seasonal variation of the water table. Coupled hydro-mechanical analysis was conducted using the two-dimensional distinct element program UDEC. Series of the simulations have been performed and the results show that the first filling of the reservoir and variation of water table induce largest magnitudes of displacement, with the greatest values obtained from the two models with high differential horizontal stresses and smallest spacing of sub-vertical fractures. These results may help identifying the condition of the dam foundation and contribute to the development of proper maintenance measures, which guarantee the safety and functionality of the dam. Additionally, newly developed dams may use these results for the estimation of the possible response of the rock foundation to the construction

  • 277. Bondarchuk, Alexander
    et al.
    Ask, Maria
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Dahlström, Lars-Olof
    Nordlund, Erling
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hydromechanical numerical analysis of rock mass behavior under a Swedish embankment hydropower dam2009Ingår i: Long Term Behaviour of Dams: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference, 12th-13th October 2009, Graz, Austria / [ed] Erich Bauer; Stephan Semprich; Gerald Zenz, Graz: Verl. der Techn. Univ. Graz , 2009, s. 113-118Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 278.
    Bouchelaghem, Fatiha
    et al.
    Sorbonne Universites, UPMC Univ Paris .
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Fluid flow and effective conductivity calculations on numerical images of bentonite microstructure2017Ingår i: Applied Clay Science, ISSN 0169-1317, E-ISSN 1872-9053, Vol. 144, s. 9-18Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Hydraulic conductivities of compacted water-saturated bentonite were computed based on the real microstructure. The Homogenization of Periodic Media approach employed fully acknowledges the heterogeneous and multiscale microstructure of clay, as well as locally varying physical flow properties. Consequently, three levels of description were considered : the microscopic level of clay particles, the mesoscopic level of clay aggregates, mineral grains and inter-aggregate porosity, and the macroscopic level of the sample subjected to fluid pressure gradients in the laboratory. Starting from the local description of fluid flow, the expression of the effective hydraulic conductivity tensor was derived. The soft and dense gels and the open voids may form a connected flow path or remain occluded. The local problems were solved on the microstructure obtained from a digitalized micrograph by image analysis. The contribution to macroscopic flow by the soft and dense gels was investigated in various configurations, and comparisons were made with hydraulic conductivity data for MX-80 bentonite.

  • 279.
    Bowman, Elisabeth T.
    et al.
    University of Canterbury.
    Imre, Bernd
    Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich.
    Springman, Sarah M.
    Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich.
    Geotechnical centrifuge modelling of debris flows2007Ingår i: International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Proceedings, 2007, s. 229-239Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    A granular debris flow may grow in size through erosion of its substrate, resulting in an increased hazard through greater mass, speed and runout. Exactly what governs the erosion potential of a particular flow is a matter of some debate, however, with apparently similar conditions producing very different entrainment behaviour. Some theories use an extension of sediment transport models that involve the removal of soil through a shear stress applied by the flow. However, comparison of field and laboratory-scale data suggests that other processes, such as undrained loading of the bed, are also likely to have influence at large scales. Hence properties of the bed need to be considered as well as the characteristics of the flow material. The modelling of erosion processes at laboratory scale is generally limited by the low stresses applied by the soil-water mixture at small scale. Modelling flows in a geotechnical centrifuge overcomes this problem by increasing the g-level, therefore allowing for correct prototype stress levels to be accounted for at small scale. This paper describes the development and use of a model debris flow apparatus on a geotechnical drum centrifuge at ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. Preliminary tests have been undertaken to compare fixed and erodible bed conditions - enabling erosion processes to be examined at prototype stress levels. © 2007 Millpress.

  • 280.
    Brundin, Herman
    et al.
    SÖRAB.
    Kihl, Anders
    Rang-Sells Avfallsbehandling AB.
    Lagerkvist, Anders
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geovetenskap och miljöteknik.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Rihm, Thomas
    RVF service AB.
    Sjöblom, Rolf
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geovetenskap och miljöteknik.
    Tham, Gustav
    Telge Återvinning AB.
    Långtidsegenskaper hos tätskikt innehållande bentonit2001Rapport (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [sv]

    Bentonit är en starkt vattenupptagande och svällande naturlig lera med låg vattengenomsläpplighet. Huvudkomponenten är mineralet montmorillonit, som tillhör gruppen smektiter och som ger bentoniten dess unika egenskaper. Syftet med uppdraget är att söka identifiera vilka mekanismer och faktorer som kan vara begränsande för funktionen på kort och lång sikt hos tätskikt innehållande bentonitmattor samt blandningar av bentonit och andra material. I rapporten ges underlag för projektering, utformning och drift av deponier med tätskikt innehållande bentonit. Där redovisas också tre fallstudier från Högbytorp, Löt och Tveta.

  • 281.
    Bui, Dieu Tien
    et al.
    Geographic Information Science Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Minh, Vietnam. Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Minh, Vietnam.
    Asl, Dawood Talebpour
    Department of Geomorphology, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Ghanavati, Ezatolla
    Department of Geomorphology, Faculty of Geography, University of Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Khezri, Saeed
    Department of Geomorphology, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Chapi, Kamran
    Department of Watershed and Rangeland Management, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Amini, Ata
    Kurdistan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Pham, Binh Thai
    Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.
    Effects of Inter-Basin Water Transfer on Water Flow Condition of Destination Basin2020Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 12, nr 338Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, the intensification of drought and unsustainable management and use of water resources have caused a significant decline in the water level of the Urmia Lake in the northwest of Iran. This condition has affected the lake, approaching an irreversible point such that many projects have been implemented and are being implemented to save the natural condition of the Urmia Lake, among which the inter-basin water transfer (IBWT) project from the Zab River to the lake could be considered an important project. The main aim of this research is the evaluation of the IBWT project effects on the Gadar destination basin. Simulations of the geometrical properties of the river, including the bed and flow, have been performed, and the land cover and flood map were overlapped in order to specify the areas prone to flood after implementing the IBWT project. The results showed that with the implementation of this project, the discharge of the Gadar River was approximately tripled and the water level of the river rose 1 m above the average. In April, May, and June, about 952.92, 1458.36, and 731.43 ha of land adjacent to the river (floodplain) will be inundated by flood, respectively. Results also indicated that UNESCO’s criteria No. 3 (“a comprehensive environmental impact assessment must indicate that the project will not substantially degrade the environmental quality within the area of origin or the area of delivery”) and No. 5 (“the net benefits from the transfer must be shared equitably between the area of origin and the area of water delivery”) have been violated by implementing this project in the study area. The findings could help the local government and other decision-makers to better understand the effects of the IBWT projects on the physical and hydrodynamic processes of the Gadar River as a destination basin.

  • 282.
    Bui, Dieu Tien
    et al.
    Geographic Information Science Research Group, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
    Shirzadi, Ataollah
    Department of Rangeland and Watershed Management, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Amini, Ata
    Kurdistan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Shahabi, Himan
    Department of Geomorphology, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj , Iran. Department of Zrebar Lake Environmental Research, Kurdistan Studies Institute, University of Kurdistan.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hamidi, Shahriar
    Department of Water Science and Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran.
    Singh, Sushant K.
    Department of Health, Insurance & Life Sciences, Data & Analytics, Virtusa Corporation, Irvington, NJ, USA.
    Pham, Binh Thai
    Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.
    Ahmad, Baharin Bin
    Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    Ghazvinei, Pezhman Taherei
    Department of Civil Engineering, Technical and Engineering College, Ale Taha University, Tehran, Iran.
    A Hybrid Intelligence Approach to Enhance the Prediction Accuracy of Local Scour Depth at Complex Bridge Piers2020Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 12, nr 3, s. 1-24, artikel-id 1063Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Local scour depth at complex piers (LSCP) cause expensive costs when constructing bridges. In this study, a hybrid artificial intelligence approach of random subspace (RS) meta classifier, based on the reduced error pruning tree (REPTree) base classifier, namely RS-REPTree, was proposed to predict the LSCP. A total of 122 laboratory datasets were used and portioned into training (70%: 85 cases) and validation (30%: 37 cases) datasets for modeling and validation processes, respectively. The statistical metrics such as mean absolute error (MAE), root mean squared error (RMSE), correlation coefficient (R), and Taylor diagram were used to check the goodness-of-fit and performance of the proposed model. The capability of this model was assessed and compared with four state-of-the-art soft-computing benchmark algorithms, including artificial neural network (ANN), support vector machine (SVM), M5P, and REPTree, along with two empirical models, including the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 18 (HEC-18). The findings showed that machine learning algorithms had the highest goodness-of-fit and prediction accuracy (0.885 < R < 0.945) in comparison to the other models. The results of sensitivity analysis by the proposed model indicated that pile cap location (Y) was a more sensitive factor for LSCP among other factors. The result also depicted that the RS-REPTree ensemble model (R = 0.945) could well enhance the prediction power of the REPTree base classifier (R = 0.885). Therefore, the proposed model can be useful as a promising technique to predict the LSCP.

  • 283. Bylund, Anders
    et al.
    Lindmark, Martin
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Kommunal och enskild väghållning: kostnader, utförande, standard - etapp 11988Rapport (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna rapport behandlar metoder för uppföljning av kostnader och standard för vinterväghållning.

  • 284.
    Camerlenghi, A.
    et al.
    University of Barcelona.
    Ask, Maria
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Dugan, B.
    Rice University, Houston.
    Kopf, A.
    MARUM, Bremen.
    Morgan, J.
    Rice University, Houston.
    Suyehiro, K.
    JAMSTEC.
    Urgeles, R.
    University of Barcelona.
    Good reasons for IODP to address submarine geohazards: (with focus on the Mediterranean)2009Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Following a number of international workshop held in the last few years, this documents synthesise the reasons why future scientific ocean drilling should prioritize geohazards among the scientific objectives. In essence the reasons are the societal relevance, the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of basic geological processes in basin evolution, and the opportunity for technological development. A focus in placed on the Mediterranean Basin because of its high vulnerability to submarine geohazards, and to the known widespread occurrence (in the present and in the recent geological record) of geohazards. Among geohazards of the Mediterranean, a focus is placed on the submarine landslides because of their potential to affect seabed structure and the coastline via the tsunamis they can generate. A list of technological needs and a list of the international workshops is added for reference at the end of the document.

  • 285. Carlsson, B.
    et al.
    Nordlund, Erling
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Andersson, Y.
    Lindfors, U.
    The failure process and the acoustic emission of brittle rock under compression1999Ingår i: 9 Congres international de mecanique des roches : comptes-rendus : Paris, France, 1999 / [ed] Gérard Vouille, Rotterdam: Balkema Publishers, A.A. / Taylor & Francis The Netherlands , 1999, s. 569-572Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 286.
    Carlsson, Torbjörn
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Jacobsson, Arvid
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Ofruset vatten i frusen jord: exempel på praktikansluten grundforskning vid avdelningen för geoteknik vid högskolan i Luleå.1982Ingår i: Väg- och Vattenbyggaren, ISSN 0042-2177, nr 1, s. 33-35Artikel i tidskrift (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 287.
    Chabuk, Ali
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Solid Waste Landfills in an Arid Environment : Site Selection and Design2019Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Selecting landfill sites is considered a complicated task because its whole process is based upon several factors and restrictions. This study shows the present status of solid waste management, sources, collection personnel, machinery and equipment that are involved in the waste collection process, financing and financial management for the major cities of the Babylon Governorate in Iraq (Al-Hillah, Al-Qasim, Al-Mahawil, Al-Hashimiyah and Al-Musayiab). The management of waste collection and disposal in the Babylon Governorate and its districts is through open waste dumps, so the quality of the collection and disposal process is poor, and these sites do not conform to the scientific and environmental criteria usually applied in the selection of landfill sites.

    In the first part of the current study, three methods were used to calculate the solid waste quantity for each specific year up to the year 2030 as well as the cumulative quantity of solid waste for the period (2020-2030) for Babylon Governorate. The results show the cumulative quantity of solid waste resulting from (method 3) receives a high value compared to other methods, and so it is used as a maximum value to estimate the required area for candidate sites for landfills in each district. The generation rate in 2030 will be (0.97, 0.69, 0.48, 0.62 and 0.91) (kg/capita/day) in (Al-Hillah, Al-Qasim, Al-Mahawil, Al-Hashimiyah and Al-Musayiab), respectively, based on method 3, where the estimated annual incremental generation rate is 1 %. 

    The second part of this study aims to find the best sites for landfills in the arid areas that are distinguished by a shallow depth of groundwater. The Babylon Governorate was selected as a case study because it is located in an arid area, and the depths beneath the ground surface to the groundwater level are shallow.  

    For this purpose, 15 important criteria were adopted as follows: groundwater depth, rivers, soil types, agricultural land use, land use, elevation, slope, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power lines, roads, railways, urban centers, villages and archaeological sites. These criteria were then entered into the geographic information system (GIS). The GIS software has a large capacity to manage and analyze various input data using special analysis tools. In addition, Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods were used to derive the relative weightings for each criterion in different styles. These methods are (Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), Simple Additive Weighting (SAW), Ratio Scale Weighting (RSW) and Straight Rank Sum (SRS)).

    Raster maps of the selected criteria were prepared and analyzed within the GIS software. The final map for candidate landfill sites was obtained through combining the GIS software and (MCDM) methods. Subsequently, comparison methods (Change Detection, Combination, Kappa and Overall Assessment) for each pair of raster maps that result from using the two different methods of multi-criteria decision making were implemented to determine the pixel percentage of matching and non-matching as well as to determine and check the suitability of the selected sites for landfills on both resulting maps using two methods.  

    Two suitable candidate sites for landfills were determined to fulfill the scientific and environmental requirements in each major city. These areas are (6.768 and 8.204) km2 in Al-Hillah, (2.766 and 2.055) km2 in Al-Qasim, (1.288 and 1.374) km2 in Al-Hashimiyah, (2.950 and 2.218) km2 in Al-Mahawil, and (7.965 and 5.952) km2 in Al-Musayiab. The required area of the selected sites can accommodate solid waste from 2020 until 2030 based on the required areas according to the third method.

    The third part of this study includes soil investigations for the selected landfill sites. The suggested design should ensure that there is no groundwater pollution by leachate from these sites because the groundwater depth is very shallow in the Babylon Governorate. To avoid this problem, soil investigation was conducted at these sites so that the most suitable landfill design could be established. Each site was subjected to field soil tests to find the composition of the soil strata at each site to a depth of 10 m, and these results were compared with the soil properties adopted for final site selection. The Iraqi Ministry of Housing & Construction, National Centre for Construction Laboratories and Research Babylon, Iraq, carried out the analytical work on the soil in 2016. The results of the soil investigation at these sites include the soil profile, groundwater depth, chemical properties, allowable bearing capacity, atterberg limits test results and material characteristics of the soil strata. According to the results of these tests, the best design is the one that puts the compacted waste at the surface.

    The fourth part of this study covers the selection of a suitable proposed design in the arid areas (Babylon Governorate, Iraq) for the selected landfill siting. In the current study, the design of this landfill includes the suggested soil layers for the liner system and final cover system.  

    For the base liner system (from the bottom toward the top), the composite bottom barrier layer consists of highly compacted sandy clay. The thickness of the bottom barrier layer is 60 cm, and its saturated hydraulic conductivity is 1.0E-7cm/s. The 1.5 mm thick geomembrane (HDPE), with hydraulic conductivity of 2.0E-13 cm/s, is placed over the composite bottom barrier layer. The leachate collection system consists of drainage layer (gravel) with a thickness of 30 cm and a hydraulic conductivity of 3.0E-1 cm/s. The diameter of the main drainpipes is between 15 and 20 cm. The protection layer consists of sand material, and its hydraulic conductivity is 5.0E-3 cm/s. The thickness of the protection layer is 30 cm.

    The compacted solid waste is placed upon the surface to a height of 2 m because of the shallow groundwater depth and to avoid groundwater contamination by leachate from the landfill site. The density of the compacted waste is 700 kg/m3, and its saturated hydraulic conductivity is 1.0E-5 cm/s.

    Three scenarios were used for the suggested designs for the final cover system of the landfills in arid areas. The first scenario was “evapotranspiration soil cover (ET) (capillary barriers type)”, the second scenario was a modified cover design of "RCRA Subtitle D", and the third scenario was the “Recommended design”. In this study, “Recommended design”, the third scenario for the final cover system, was adopted in the arid area (Babylon governorate, Iraq) based on combining certain layers from the first and second scenarios. For the three scenarios, the soil components in these designs used was based on available local materials in the study area. The layers of the base liner system were adopted in all scenarios.

    The third scenario for the final cover system, “Recommended design”, was implemented based on weather parameters in the arid areas. The water infiltrated from the surface of landfill is stored within upper layers that have fine particles. This allows the stored water to evaporate from the soil surface of the landfill or transpire through vegetation due to the high temperature during most months in the study area. The water that enters from the surface of the landfill should be contained above the geomembrane liner and top barrier layer without leakage into the waste body, thereby preventing leachate generation.

    For the layers of the final cover system (from the bottom to the top), the intermediate cover is used to cover the waste body, and this layer consists of moderate compacted silty clayey loam (native soil). The thickness of the intermediate cover is 30 cm, and its saturated hydraulic conductivity is1.0E-6 cm/s. The foundation layer consists of coarse sand material with a thickness of 30 cm and a saturated hydraulic conductivity of 1.0E-2 cm/s. This layer acts as a cushion for the layers of the final cover system. The gas collection system can be installed within the foundation layer.  

    The top barrier layer is placed over the foundation layer. This layer consists of highly compacted sandy clay of (45 - 60 cm) thickness with compacted lifts (each lift is 15 cm). The saturated hydraulic conductivity of the barrier layer is 1.0E-7 cm/s. The geomembrane liner, (HDPE) of 0.5 cm thickness and a saturated hydraulic conductivity of 2.0E-13 cm/s, is put on top of the barrier layer. The upper layers of the final cover system are the support vegetation layer and the topsoil layer. The composition of the support vegetation layer is moderate compacted loam. This layer is placed directly on the geomembrane liner. The saturated hydraulic conductivity of the support layer is1.0E-5 cm/s, and its thickness is 45 cm. The topsoil layer consists of silty clayey loam, and it is placed over the support vegetation layer with a slope of 3%. The thickness of the topsoil layer is 15 cm, and its hydraulic conductivity is 4.0E-5 cm/s.  

    The Hydrologic Evaluation of a Landfill Performance (HELP 3.95 D) model was applied to the selected landfill sites in the governorate to check if there could be any infiltration of the leachate that will result from the waste in the landfills in the selected sites in the future. The HELP model, which utilizes both weather and soil data, is the most commonly used model for landfill design, and it is employed to evaluate the quantity of water inflow through soil layers for the designed landfill. This suggested landfill is designed using the weather parameters (rainfall, temperature, solar, and the required date to calculate evapotranspiration) for the 12 consecutive years from 2005 to 2016, as well the required data for soil design.

    In the HELP model, the result for the suggested landfill design for both the recommended design (third scenario) and the second scenario was a modified cover design of "RCRA Subtitle D", which showed there was no leachate through the soil sub-layers, including the bottom barrier layer. The proposed design for the final cover system showed a reduction in the surface runoff and an increase in actual evapotranspiration. In the first scenario “evapotranspiration soil cover (ET) (capillary barriers type)”, there was no leachate percolation through the bottom barrier layer during the study years, apart from in 2013 and 2014. In these years, water percolation figures were 1.4E-5 and 4.0E-6 mm, respectively. These values are considered small, and they resulted from the high rate of rainfall during these years. Although, these values were small, they should still be taken into consideration when adopting this design in the study area.

    In the HELP model, the average annual and peak daily results for all scenarios showed that there was no water percolation through the bottom barrier layer during the years from 2005 to 2016.

  • 288.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Department of Environment Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Alkaradaghi, Karwan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Kurdistan Institution for strategic studies and scientific Research, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq.
    Al-Rawabdeh, Abdulla Mustafa Muhamed
    Abdullah Mustafa Muhamed Al-Rawabdeh, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain Musa
    Remote Sensing Center, University of Kufa, Kufa, Iraq; Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa, Kufa, Iraq.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfill Final Cover Systems Design for Arid Areas Using the HELP Model: A Case Study in the Babylon Governorate, Iraq2018Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, nr 12, artikel-id 4568Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of selecting proper designs for landfills is to accommodate quantities of waste without having a negative effect on the surrounding environment and human health. The Babylon Governorate (province) in Iraq was taken as an example of an arid area with very shallow groundwater and where irregular waste disposal sites had developed that had not been subject to international standards when they were selected for landfill use. In the current study, the suggested design for landfills is a base liner and final cover system. In this suggested design, the final cover system allows for three scenarios. The first scenario considers an evapotranspiration soil cover (ET) (capillary barriers type), the second scenario is a modified cover design of “RCRA Subtitle D”, and the third scenario is a combination of the first and second scenarios. The HELP 3.95 D model was applied to the selected landfill sites in the governorate to check if there was any penetration of the leachate that might in future percolate from the landfill’s bottom barrier layer in arid areas. The results from the suggested landfill design showed that there was no leachate percolation from the bottom barrier layer using the second and third scenarios. For the first scenario, however, there was a small amount of leachate through the bottom barrier layer in the years 2013 and 2014.

  • 289.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Department of Environment Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon, Babylon 51001, Iraq.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Ezz-Aldeen, Mohammad
    Department of Dams and Water Resources Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul 41001, Iraq.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain Musa
    Remote Sensing Center, University of Kufa, Kufa 51001, Iraq.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Two Scenarios for Landfills Design in Special Conditions Using the HELP Model: A Case Study in Babylon Governorate, Iraq2018Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, nr 1, artikel-id 125Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The sound design of landfills is essential in order to protect human health and the environment (air, water, and soil). The study area, Babylon Governorate, is situated in the middle of Iraq, and is distinguished by a hot climate and shallow groundwater. The governorate did not have landfill sites that meet international criteria; in addition, the groundwater depth in Babylon Governorate is commonly shallow. Previously, the most important criteria for the study area and GIS software were used to select the best sites for locating landfills in the major cities of the governorate. In this study, the Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance (HELP 3.95D) model was applied in order to ensure that there was no leakage of the leachate that results from the waste in the selected landfill sites. It is the most commonly utilized model for landfill design, and it is used to estimate water inflow through the soil layers. For the present study, to avoid groundwater pollution by leachate from a landfill site due to the shallow groundwater depth, compacted waste was placed on the surface using two height scenarios (2 m and 4 m). This design was developed using the soil properties of the selected sites coupled with the weather parameters in Babylon Governorate (precipitation, temperature, solar, and evapotranspiration) for a 12-year period covering 2005 to 2016. The results from both of the suggested landfill designs showed an absence of leachate from the bottom liner.

  • 290.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
    Kamaleddin, Suhair
    Iraqi Ministry of Housing & Construction, National Center for Construction Laboratories and Research Babylon, Baghdad.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Soil Characteristics in Selected Landfill Sites in theBabylon Governorate, Iraq2017Ingår i: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, E-ISSN 1934-7367, Vol. 11, nr 4, s. 348-363Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The Babylon Governorate is situated in the middle of Iraq. It covers an area of 5,315 km

    2 and has 2,092,998 inhabitants distributed throughout its five major cities (Qadhaa). Presently, there is no landfill site in the governorate that meets the environmental criteria for the disposal of municipal and industrial waste. Consequently, GIS (geographic information system) and methods of multi-criteria decision making were used here to select the best sites in each city in the Babylon Governorate that would fulfil the environmental requirements. Two sites were chosen in each city. As the groundwater is very shallow in this area, the design should ensure against groundwater pollution by leachate from these sites. To avoid this problem, soil investigation was conducted at these sites so that the most suitable landfill design could be accomplished. The results of soil investigation in these sites include the soil profile, groundwater depth, chemical properties, allowable bearing capacity, Atterberg limits test results and material characteristics of the soil strata. From the research, it is believed that the best design is one that puts the landfill above ground.

  • 291.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Department of Geology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of Kufa.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    GIS-based assessment of combined AHP and SAW methods for selecting suitable sites for landfill in Al-Musayiab Qadhaa, Babylon, Iraq2017Ingår i: Environmental Earth Sciences, ISSN 1866-6280, E-ISSN 1866-6299, Vol. 76, nr 5, artikel-id 209Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Selecting a landfill site is a difficult task because the process depends on many factors and restrictions. Landfill is an optimal solution for the disposal of solid waste in Al-Musayiab Qadhaa, which is located in the northern part of Babylon Governorate. At the moment, there is no landfill site in that area that follows the scientific selection site criteria. For this reason, in this research, fifteen variables were considered (groundwater depth, rivers, soil types; agriculture lands use, land use, elevation, slope, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power lines, roads, railways, urban centers, villages and archeological sites) using geographic information system (GIS) to find out the best suitable landfill site. In addition, two methods of multi-criteria decision-making were used to derive weights for criterion’s maps on GIS to obtain potential landfill sites. The first method is analytical hierarchy process (AHP) which was used to identify the weight for each criterion from the matrix of pairwise comparisons. The second method was the simple additive weighting (SAW) which is a simple method to solve the problem of the selection landfill sites. After comparison of the results obtained based on combining two final maps resulted from methods of AHP and SAW using GIS environment to determine the pixels percentage of matching and non-matching for two maps, two suitable candidate landfill sites were identified that satisfy the requirements with an area of 7.965–5.952 km2. Area of these sites can accommodate the solid waste generated from the Qadhaa up to 2030.

  • 292.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Department of Geology, College of Science, Kufa University.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfill Sites Selection Using AnalyticalHierarchy Process and Ratio ScaleWeighting: Case Study of Al-Mahawil,Babylon, Iraq2017Ingår i: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 9, nr 2, s. 123-141Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Selecting a landfill site is an optimal solution for the disposal of solid waste inAl-Mahawil Qadhaa, both to fulfill the environmental and scientific requirements,and to comply with regulations and restrictions in this Qadhaa. Presently,there is no landfill site in the area that meets the scientific site selection criteria.Therefore, in this study, two methods of multi-criteria decision-makingand Geographic Information System (GIS) were used to produce a map ofcandidate sites for landfill. Fifteen criteria were entered within GIS: groundwaterdepth, rivers, soil types; agriculture lands use, land use, elevation, slope,gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power lines, roads, railways, urban centers, villagesand archaeological sites. The Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is the firstmethod that was applied to derive criteria weightings using the matrix of pairwisecomparisons. The second method was the Ratio Scale Weighting (RSW),which is based on experts’ opinion, in order to identify the criteria weightingsby giving a ratio score value for each criterion relative to the other criteria.Accuracy assessment (Kappa and Overall Assessment) methods were used tocompare the two raster maps which resulted from the two models, and to determinethe percentage value of matching pixels for the two maps. Two suitablecandidate sites for landfill were identified that satisfy the requirementswith an area of 2.218 km2 - 2.950 km2 in order to accommodate the solidwaste generated from the Qadhaa in the period 2020 to 2030.

  • 293.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Present Status of Solid Waste Management at Babylon Governorate, Iraq2015Ingår i: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 5, nr 7, s. 408-423Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Babylon Governorate covers an area of 5315 km2 with a population that reaches about 1,974,490 inhabitants in the central part of Iraq. Iraq produced 31,000 tons/day solid waste in 2013. The Governorate of Babylon produces annual 483,221 tons of solid waste. Management of collection and disposal of waste in Babylon Governorate is done through open dumping of waste and poor collection process. These sites do not conform to the scientific and environmental criteria applied in the selection of landfill sites. To find out how much solid waste is expected in the future, two methods were used to calculate the population growth in Babylon Governorate to the year 2030. The results showed that the total waste in 2030 will be 761,104 tons and 943055 tons while the cumulated quantity of solid waste expected till 2030 was 12,494,521 tons and 14,095,437 tons according to the first and second methods respectively.

  • 294.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfill Sitting by Two Methods in Al-Qasim, Babylon, Iraq and Comparing Them Using Change Detection Method2017Ingår i: Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931, E-ISSN 1947-394X, Vol. 9, nr 8, s. 723-737Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The selecting of a site for landfill is considered as a difficult process because many criteria should be involved. The main aim of establishing a landfill is to protect the human and environment. Al-Qasim district is considered as the study area in this work. It is one of the main districts in Babylon Governorate, Iraq. There is no systematic site as landfill that fulfil the environmental and scientific criteria in this area. Therefore, the most important fifteen criteria that suited the environmental requirements were selected in the current study. These criteria are: groundwater depth, urban centers, rivers, villages, soil types, elevation, roads agricultural land use, slope, land use, archaeological sites, power lines, gas pipelines, oil pipelines and railways. Two methods of multi criteria decision making AHP (analytical hierarchy process) and SRS (straight rank sum) were applied to obtain the weights of criteria in dissimilar styles. The raster maps of the selected criteria were prepared and analyzed within the GIS software. Then, the change detection method was implemented to compare the two output raster maps resulted from AHP and SRS methods. Two appropriate candidate sites for landfill were selected to accommodate the cumulative solid waste until the year 2030 in Qasim district. The areas of these sites were 2.766 km2 and 2.055 km2 respectively.

  • 295.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Department of Environment Engineering, college of Engineering, U niversity of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq. .
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Remote Sensing Center, University of Kufa, Kufa, Iraq.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hazim, Anwer
    Koya university, Koya, Iraq.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfill Sites Selection Using MCDM and Comparing Method of Change Detection for Babylon Governorate, Iraq2019Ingår i: Environmental science and pollution research international, ISSN 0944-1344, E-ISSN 1614-7499, Vol. 26, nr 35, s. 35325-35339Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Landfill site`s selection represents a complicated process due to the large number of variables to be adopted. In this study, an arid area (Babylon Governorate as a case study) was selected. It is located in the middle region of Iraq. In this area, the  landfills do not satisfy the required  international criteria.  Fifteen  of the  most significant criterion were selected for this purpose. For suitable weight for each criterion, the multi criteria decision making (MCDM) methods were applied. These methods are AHP and RSW. In the GIS software 10.5, the raster maps of the chosen criterion were arranged and analysed. The method of change detection was implemented to determine the matching pixels and non-matching pixels. The final results showed that there are two candidate locations for landfills for each district in the governorate (ten sites). The areas of the selected sites were sufficient to contain the cumulative quantity of solid waste from 2020 until 2030.

  • 296.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain Musa
    Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfill site selection using geographic information system and analytical hierarchy process: A case study Al-Hillah Qadhaa, Babylon, Iraq2016Ingår i: Waste Management & Research, ISSN 0734-242X, E-ISSN 1096-3669, Vol. 34, nr 5, s. 427-437Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Al-Hillah Qadhaa is located in the central part of Iraq. It covers an area of 908 km2 with a total population of 856,804 inhabitants. This Qadhaa is the capital of Babylon Governorate. Presently, no landfill site exists in that area based on scientific site selection criteria. For this reason, an attempt has been carried out to find the best locations for landfills. A total of 15 variables were considered in this process (groundwater depth, rivers, soil types, agricultural land use, land use, elevation, slope, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power lines, roads, railways, urban centres, villages and archaeological sites) using a geographic information system. In addition, an analytical hierarchy process was used to identify the weight for each variable. Two suitable candidate landfill sites were determined that fulfil the requirements with an area of 9.153 km2 and 8.204 km2. These sites can accommodate solid waste till 2030

  • 297.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain Musa
    Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfill Siting Using GIS and AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process): A Case Study Al-Qasim Qadhaa, Babylon, Iraq2016Ingår i: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, E-ISSN 1934-7367, Vol. 5, s. 530-543Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The selection of a landfill site is considered as a complicated task because this process is based on many factors and restrictions. For Al-Qasim Qadhaa, which is situated in the southern part of the Babylon Governorate, Iraq, there is no landfill site in that area that conforms to the scientific criteria for selecting sites for landfill. For this reason, 15 criteria were adopted in this study (groundwater depth, rivers, soil types, agriculture lands use, land use, elevation, slope, gas pipelines, oil pipelines, power lines, roads, railways, urban centers, villages and archaeological sites) using GIS (geographic information system), which has a large ability to manage input data. In addition, the AHP (analytical hierarchy process) method was used to derive the relative weightings for each criterion using pair-wise comparison. To obtain the suitability index for candidate landfill sites, a weighted linear combination method was used. After combining these methods, two suitable candidate landfill sites, with areas of 2.766 km2 and 2.055 km2, respectively, were found to satisfy the scientific and environmental requirements. The area of these sites can accommodate solid waste from 2020 until 2030 based on the required area, which was 0.702 km2.

  • 298.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Department of Environment Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussain, Hussain Musa
    Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Combining GIS Applications and Method of Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (AHP) for Landfill Siting in Al-Hashimiyah Qadhaa, Babylon, Iraq2017Ingår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 9, nr 11, artikel-id 1932Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Landfill siting is a complex process. It is one of the major problems in waste management, where many factors should be taken into consideration when selecting a suitable site for landfill in any given area. At the present time, there are many random waste disposal sites distributed throughout Al-Hashimiyah Qadhaa in Iraq. In this study, the Geographic Information System (GIS) and the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) were used to select the best sites for landfill. The process of selecting sites for landfill in Al-Hashimiyah Qadhaa comprised two steps. First, fifteen different criteria were mapped and incorporated into overlay analyses within GIS software to produce the final suitability index map for the site. The second step comprises the exclusion of unsuitable areas from the final map to simplify identification of the candidate sites for landfill in the study area. The weightings of criteria were identified using AHP, and the weightings of the sub-criteria of each criterion were determined based on multiple factors. In order to accommodate solid waste from 2020 until 2030, two suitable candidate landfill sites were determined which fulfill the required area of 1.013 km2 with areas of 1.374 km2 and 1.288 km2 respectively.

  • 299.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Hussein, Hussein M.
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Pusch, Roland
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Landfills Site Selection in Babylon, Iraq2017Ingår i: Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040, E-ISSN 1792-9660, Vol. 7, nr 4, s. 1-15Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Babylon Governorate is located in the middle of Iraq and includes five major districts called Qadhaa. It occupies an area of 5315 km2 with population of 2,092,998 in 2015. The process of selecting landfill site is considered complicated task related to many factors and regulations. Currently, there is no landfill site in Babylon Governorate that fulfils the scientific and environmental criteria. Therefore, in this study fifteen of suitable criteria were selected. These criteria are: groundwater depth, urban canters, rivers, villages, soil types, elevation, agriculture, roads lands use slope, land use, archaeological sites, power lines, gas pipelines, oil pipelines and railways. Then these criteria were used in the GIS (geographic information system), which has a high ability to manage and analyse various data. In addition, the AHP (analytical hierarchy process) method was used to derive the weightings of criteria through using a matrix of pair-wise comparison. After that the weighted linear combination (WLC) method was used to obtain the suitability index map for candidate landfill sites. Ten suitable candidate sites for landfill were selected (two for each District), where all these sites satisfied the scientific and environmental criteria which were adopted in this study. The areas of the selected sites were adequate to accommodate solid waste from 2020 until 2030.

  • 300.
    Chabuk, Ali
    et al.
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Al-Ansari, Nadhir
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Laue, Jan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Alkaradaghi, Karwan
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi. Kurdistan Institution for Strategic Studies and Scientific Research, Sulaimaniyah, Iraq.
    Hussain, Hussain M.
    Remote Sensing Center, University of Kufa, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, University of Kufa, Iraq.
    Knutsson, Sven
    Luleå tekniska universitet, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser, Geoteknologi.
    Application of the HELP Model for Landfill Design in AridAreas: Case Study Babylon Governorate, Iraq2018Ingår i: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, ISSN 1934-7359, E-ISSN 1934-7367, Vol. 12, nr 12, s. 848-879Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The landfill design is necessary to be implemented in various regions to protect public human health and the factors ofenvironment. The suggested design of landfill was performed in the arid areas, where that Babylon Governorate, Iraq was selected as a case study. Babylon overnorate is located in the middle of Iraq. The suggested design for the selected sites for landfill in the arid areas was consisted of the base liner and final cover systems. The HELP 3.95D model was applied on both systems to check if there is any leakage by leachate from the suggested soil layers of landfill base on the water balance in Babylon Governorate for the years 2005-2016. The suggested design of final cover system was implemented based on weather parameters in the arid areas through storing water that coming from the surface within upper layers that have fine particles and over the top barrier without leakage into the waste body, thereby preventing leachate generation. This is  allowing to the stored water to evaporate from the surface of soil or transpire through vegetation due to the high temperature during the most months in the study area. The results showed there was no percolation of leachate through the base liner system. The design of final cover system was acted to reduce the runoff on the surface and increase theactual evaporation.

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