Technique could mitigate potential liquefaction caused by quakes

02/9/2012 | United Press International

Induced Partial Saturation is a method developed by engineers at Boise State University to reduce soil liquefaction. The technique involves injecting non-hazardous chemical solutions into the ground, which causes gas bubbles that help lessen saturation. "The outcome of this research is far reaching, because it can be implemented in urban areas with a lot of infrastructure in place, which can have a worldwide impact on human safety and protection of properties from liquefaction hazard of earthquakes," said Arvin Farid, a professor of civil engineering.

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