- CAIT Main
- Infrastructure Areas
- Program Sites
- ANDERS - Automated Nondestructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System
- BEAST - Bridge Evaluation and Accelerated Structural Testing
- CAES - Center for Advanced Energy Systems
- FMP - Freight and Maritime Program
- ICMP - Infrastructure Condition Monitoring Program
- IMG - Information Management Group
- LESS - Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems
- LPS - Laboratory for Port Security
- LTBP - Long-Term Bridge Performance Program
- NJ LTAP - NJ Local Technical Assistance Program
- PRP - Pavement Resource Program
- PSSP - Pipeline Safety and Security Program
- SAM - Structures and Advanced Materials
- SSML - Soil and Sediment Management Laboratory
- TSRC - Transportation Safety Resource Center
- TTG - Technology Transfer Group
SSML In Depth
Keeping New Jersey waterways clear for commercial and recreational use has a direct impact on the regional economy.
The Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest container port complex on the east coast. It generates more than $30 billion in regional economic activity and affects nearly 229,000 jobs. Maintaining these ports and keeping waterways clear have a direct impact on the economy of the region.
Millions of tons of sediments are dredged from the state’s waterways every year. The need to find efficient and economical ways to deal with these materials, and find beneficial and even profitable uses for them, is important to our economy and quality of life.
SSML is looking at ways to stabilize these unwanted sediments and provide a valuable use for landfills, topsoil, and transportation fill. Establishing criteria for using sediment will save the state millions of dollars by alleviating the draining logistics and resources required to place these materials in landfills or confined disposal facilities.
Normally, waterway sediments lack the geotechnical properties for structural landfill or construction applications. Incorporating dredge material as effective structural fill will alleviate much of the space requirements to properly dispose of sediment. SSML is working hand in hand with the NJDOT and NJDEP to make responsible sediment management a reality.
SSML facilities on the Livingston Campus include 20,000 square feet of research labs for geotechnical engineering.
Sample Soil and Sediment Management Projects
- Solidification/Stabilization of Soft River Sediments Using Deep Soil Mixing [PDF]
- Beneficial Use of Dredged Clay from Newark Bay and Environs [PDF]
- Laboratory Study Geotechnical Benefits of Mixing Construction and Demolition Screenings with Cement-Amended Dredged Materials [PDF]
- Implementation of Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) Measures for Harbor Sediments and Processed Dredged Material (at Encap Golf Site Meadowlands, New Jersey) [PDF]