An increase in the quantity of dredged material combined with a decrease in available land for disposal has led to extensive research for unusual ways to improve and use the dredged soil.
In Japan securing disposal fields to receive soft dredged material is a growing challenge. As a result, research for recycling soft dredged material to solidify it for construction purposes is highly advanced.
Cement and Soft Mud Mixing Technique Using Compressed Air-Mixture Pipeline: Efficient Solidification
The 1998 IADC Award-winning paper, presented at the WODCON XV in Las Vegas, explains an efficient new technique being utilised in Japan.