Agrotechnical anti‐erosion reinforcement of slopes of the linear earthen structures by hydroseeding with fly‐ash utilization

Marian Głażewski (Institute for Building, Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture, Warsaw, Poland)
Andrzej Eymontt (Institute for Building, Mechanization and Electrification of Agriculture, Warsaw, Poland)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

Proposes to discuss the implementation of biological methods of the reinforcement and protection of slopes and dissemination to designers and builders of earthen structures.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology of the process developed consists of field experiments including plant selection, preparation of the slope, hydroseeding mass composition, structure and rheological properties, as well as observation of the growing process and proper management of the layer covering. Laboratory tests and field experiments were conducted.

Findings

The research results confirm that covering slopes with a hydroseeding layer contributes to a reduction of the erosion process. The most important effect of the protection process is the creation of favorable conditions for seedlings growing in the third leaf phase with the effect of compact green cover.

Practical implications

The research results could be an important basis for the development of legislation acts related to road building, including proper slope management, together with seeding, underseeding and prototechnical operations that should be done during the first two years for both shaded and sunny slopes. The next step should be the training of designers and builders, and implementation of the technology.

Originality/value

This technology is new in Poland. The authors have realized several hundred slopes with this technology. However, for further improvement of slopes, protection was a necessary realization of the research discussed in the paper.

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Citation

Głażewski, M. and Eymontt, A. (2005), "Agrotechnical anti‐erosion reinforcement of slopes of the linear earthen structures by hydroseeding with fly‐ash utilization", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 16 No. 6, pp. 579-588. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777830510623646

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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