Physical and Chemical properties of Butser Hill Chalk

Project Details


To support the development and conversion of Butser hill chalk quarry into an inert landfill.

Layperson's description

The Geology of southern England is known to be associated with a range of chalk, one of the best known of rocks, and a natural resource. Chalk has been exploited by humans for thousands of years for its physical, chemical and mechanical properties. Lately, chalk has been used for a number of large construction projects, such as the development of Portsmouth’s M275 motorway. In the literature, there is strong evidence that chalk can be utilised as a sound building and construction material. Therefore, this project is focused on identifying a variety of options for chalk based products.
Effective start/end date1/04/18 → 1/10/18


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