An Experiment with Paczyme

Report No: 70-R19

Published in 1970

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This study investigated a liquid, enzymatic, proprietary product, Paczyme, to determine if it could be used effectively and economically as a soil stabilizer in highway construction. Specific objectives were sought to prove or disprove the claims of the company that produces Paczyme, the Larutan Corporation. The specific objectives included the determination of the effect of Paczyme on (a) moisture distribution; (b) compaction characteristics; (c) bearing capacity; and (d) durability. As a result of laboratory and field investigations with one type of soil, it was concluded that Paczyme either did not affect the above-mentioned characteristics or its effects were insignificantly small.

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M. C. Anday

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