Soil Stabilization by Nano Polymer Polylatice (Case Study: Hossein Abad Area of Qom Province

Document Type : Research Article


1 Tarbiat Modares Univ., Civil & Environmental Eng. Faculty, Env. Eng. Div. P.O. Box 14115-397 Tehran, Iran

2 Tarbiat Modares Univ., Civil & Environmental Eng. Faculty, Env. Eng. Div. P.O. Box 14115-397 Tehran, Iran


Today, wind erosion and the dust caused by it, as an environmental problem, affects not only the desert regions of Iran, but also the entire country. The beginning of haze crisis in Iran originates in the last two decades. At first, the haze entered the country through the west and southwest of the country and gradually reached the central areas. The dust can be caused by various natural and artificial factors. There are different methods for soil stabilization, such as using windbreak, planting and use of mulch. The use of new soil stabilization methods, due to reduced environmental impacts, is a suitable alternative for oil mulch. Soil stabilization by using Nano polymer polylatice creates a uniformly coherent cortex that is resistant to high wind speed and has less environmental degradation effects. In this research, the soil of the Hossein Abad area, near the salt lake of Qom, has been used for wind erosion test to verify the stabilization with the use of nano polymer polylatice. After passing through a 2 mm sieve, the soils were stabilized with concentrations of 1, 1.5 and 2 L/m2 of polylatice in trays with dimensions of 80*80*3 cm. These specimens were exposed to wind by three different velocities, including 10, 15 and 20 m/s, during 7 and 30 days and their stabilities were analyzed against wind. The concentration of dust of the Hossein Abad area in the 7 and 30-day stabilization decreased by 60 and 50 times at a wind speed of 20 m/s, respectively and as time passed by after adding mulch, the amount of particles deposited along the channel were also decreased significantly.


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