Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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Stabilization/Solidification (S/S) Technique and Its Applications in Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman Hamid, Mohammed Banaimoon

Last modified: 2016-02-13


The protection of the environment from hazardous pollutants associated with the soils contaminated with oil is a major concern in today’s industrialized world, especially the developing nations. Therefore, there is necessity to cure the contaminated soils to reduce the potential release of crude oil into the environment. The Stabilization/Solidifications (S/S) treatment process consists of the addition of cementitious binders to contaminated soils to form a slurry or liquid waste so that the contaminants from the soil can be prevented from affecting the environment. In this review, detailed discussion is presented the stabilizer that were conventionally used for S/S treatment and tests for evaluating effectiveness of S/S treatment. In addition, advantages of the S/S technology is reported. Lastly, background of soil contamination by oil spill in Saudi Arabia is addressed in this manuscript.