Adamcová R., Miškolczi J., Durmeková T., Bednárik M., Wimmer-Frey I. & Valter M., 2010: Usability analysis of bottom sediments from the Slnečné jazerá Lakes in Senec. Acta Geologica Slovaca, 2, 2, 85–94. (in Slovak with English summary)

Analýza využiteľnosti dnových sedimentov zo Slnečných jazier v Senci

Usability analysis of bottom sediments from the Slnečné jazerá Lakes in Senec

Renáta Adamcová1, Juraj Miškolczi1, Tatiana Durmeková1, Martin Bednarik1, Inge Wimmer-Frey2 & Martin Valter3

1Katedra inžinierskej geológie, Prírodovedecká fakulta, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Mlynská dolina G, 842 15 Bratislava;
2Geologische Bundesanstallt, Neulinggasse 38, 1030 Wien, Österreich
3Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Institut für Geotechnik, HIF D20, 8093 Zürich, Schweiz


Technology applied for revitalization of the Slnečné jazerá Lakes in Senec (town in western Slovakia) produced a temporary landfill of pumped and separated fine-grained bottom sediments. To minimize disposed waste, landfilled sediments were analysed and some potential geotechnical and environmental applications were considered. Mineral composition was studied by the X-ray diffractometry. Grain-size analyses and tests on Atterberg consistency limits allowed the engineering-geological classification: sandy (clayey) silt sa(cl)Si according to EU standards or F3 and F5, symbols MS and MI, according to STN 72 1001. Other tests: moisture, consistency and compactibility; on compacted samples, dry bulk density, compressibility and hydraulic conductivity. Geochemical analyses included: soil reaction pH, cation exchange capacity (CEC), organic matter (Corg) and carbonates. Dangerous substances were analysed earlier. Comparison with relevant technical standards and limits given by law followed. Although no contamination limits for soils were reached, the sediments are neither suitable for a direct application to agricultural nor to forest soils, as Corg is insufficient (2.5%). Nor any direct geotechnical application was found, the moisture is too high (53.3%) – they are liquid, impossible to compact, therefore, not suitable for road embankments or mineral liners of landfills. All other problems are less significant. Addition of peat or compost to improve the soil fertility could bring the only one feasible practical application; treatment is suitable especially for decorative plants, efficiency must be considered. Moisture reduction/consistency change cannot be reached by temporary landfilling because of low hydraulic conductivity. Other drying methods are expensive.

Key words: Slnečné jazerá Lakes, bottom sediments, soil, road embankments, mineral liner of landfill

Manuscript received: 2010-04-14

Revised version accepted: 2010-10-11

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