Monthly Archives: December 2017

What are Grit chambers | Classification & Disposal of Grit | Skimming Tanks

Grit In waste water Grit is the heavy mineral material found in the wastewater influent in the treatment plant. It consists of gravel, sand, broken glass, fragments of metal and inorganic solids which have subsiding velocities or specific gravities greater than organic putrescible solids present in wastewater. Grit chambers are used to remove grit present… Read More »

One way Slabs & Two way Slabs | Spanning of Slabs | One way & Two way Action

One way & Two way Slabs Floor System One way and two way slabs as floor systems are the most conventional forms of structural floor systems. Reinforced thin plate elements are supported over beams, masonry walls or directly over columns. Beam and slab arrangement can be the best example for one way and two way… Read More »

Vibro Stone Columns | Ground Improvement

Vibro Stone Columns To improve the load bearing capacity of in-situ soils and fills, Vibro stone columns are designed and are used. These columns reduce the differential settlements of non-homogeneous and compressible soils which allows the use of shallow footings and thinner base slabs. For the construction of Vibro stone columns, the vibrator is made… Read More »

Bentonite | Application of Bentonite Slurry in Civil Engineering

Bentonite Slurry in civil engineering Bentonite slurry is a combination of sodium bentonite and slurry. A slurry is a thin sloppy mud or cement or, in extended use, any fluid mixture of a pulverized solid with water, often used as a convenient way of handling solids in bulk. This combination is frequently utilized to form a solid… Read More »