Physico-chemical properties of residual soils of the Kenny Hill Formation in the Shah Alam area, Selangor

702001-100550-348-B
Author : Tan Boon Kong & Siti Farah Ezdiani Bt. Miasin @ Awang
Publication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Page : 13-18
Volume Number : 51
Year : 2005
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm51200503

Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 51, June 2005, pp. 13 - 18

 

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF RESIDUAL SOILS OF THE KENNY HILL FORMATION IN THE SHAH ALAM AREA, SELANGOR

Tan Boon Kong & Siti Farah Ezdiani Bt. Miasin @ Awang 

Program Geologi, Fakulti Sains & Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi

 

Abstract: Residual soils of the Kenny Hill formation in the Shah Alam area, Negeri Selangor, have been analysed for their physico-chemical properties. Since the Kenny Hill formation comprises two distinct lithologies, namely phyllite and quarzite, the residual soils derived need to be differentiated accordingly. Test results indicate that the residual soils of phyllite (as compared to quartzite) are characterised by their more clayey nature, higher plasticities and lower compacted densities. In terms of pore fluids chemistry, both types of soils show similar results, namely: slightly acidic pore fluids, low cations and anions contents, and non-dispersive nature.

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm51200503