Long-Term Performance Evaluation of Stabilized Sediments, Beneficial-Use Projects

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CAIT project no.: CAIT-UTC-NC54

Fiscal Year: 2017/2018

Status: Final

Principal investigator(s): Ali Maher, Ph.D., Robert Miskewitz, Ph.D., Patrick Szary, Ph.D.

Performing organization(s): Rutgers CAIT

In cooperation with: NJDOT Office of Maritime Resources
Partner project manager: W. Scott Douglas

Supported by: USDOT OST-R

UTC, grant, or agreement no.: DTRT13-G-UTC28


The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the long-term performance of projects in which stabilized dredged materials have been used to augment and/or replace borrowed materials – “beneficial-use applications”. The study focuses on the performance of a limited number of signature projects in NJ, where pioneering beneficial use were carried out following the ban on ocean disposal of contaminated sediments in 1997. It is anticipated that the outcome of the proposed study will help better understand long-term performance and behavior of stabilized sediments under service conditions and help with improvements on both stabilization schemes and project design protocols and guidelines.