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VOLUME 04 ISSUE 06 JUNE 2021

Comparative Study of Soil Index Properties of Gudu Sokoto State And Oworoshoki Area Lagos State, Nigeria.
1Peni I.T.,2 Peni M.U
1Sokoto Energy Research Centre, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Sokoto State, Nigeria.
2Umaru Waziri Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria.
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijmra/v4-i6-17

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Abstract:

The comparative study of the soils sample collected from Gudu and Oworoshoki area, Sokoto state and Lagos State was carried out to compare the index properties of soil at shallow soil deposit. The Global Positioning System (GPS) was used to locate the coordinates of the site. Shallow soil samples (disturbed and undisturbed) at different depths (1m, 2m and 3m) were collected from both study areas (Gudu and Oworoshoki). The disturbed samples were collected using hand trowel, digger, hoe and polythene bags while the undisturbed samples were collected using short pipes (samplers) by stroking each pipe into the ground completely with a hammer at each depth. Disturbed and undisturbed soils collected at different shallow depths (1m, 2m and 3m) were taken to the laboratory for natural moisture content, specific gravity, sieve analysis, Atterberg limits and unit weight test. Empirical equations were used for analyzing the soil samples and AASTHO System of classification was used for classifying the soil samples. The results of the test on Gudu soil samples has shown that the soil sample collected at depth 1.0m and 2.0m are nonplastic materials and were classified according to AASHTO standard as A-3 and sample at depth 3.0m as A-4 which is silty soil while Oworoshoki soil samples has shown that Soils from depth 1.0m, 2.0m and 3.0m are nonplastic (NP) because the Plastic Index (PI = 0) is zero and the soil samples are classified as A – 3 according to AASHTO standard.

KEYWORDS:

Soil sample, natural moisture content, specific gravity, sieve analysis, Atterberg limits

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