Study on Jute Geo-Textile (Road, River bank & Hill slope stabilization)
SADIKUL ISLAM, Md.
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Jute is a versatile vegetable fiber which is biodegradable and has the ability to mix with the soil and serve as a nutrient for vegetation. Their quick biodegradability becomes weakness for their use as a geo-textile. Jute geo-textile, a new entrant in the family of geo- textiles, have been identified as an opportunity for the development and introduction of a technically and financially competitive product which eventually could claim a portion of market share in the established market of synthetic geo-textiles. Jute produced in Bangladesh was once known as the ‘Golden fiber’ accounting for 80%of total world export. In course of time with the advent of synthetic material however, Jute lost that primary position and had to go for diversification. Jute Geo-textile is one of those effects of diversified approaches. Besides adding to the income of the farmers to whom jute is still the main cash crop, Jute Geo-textile is capable of being used as the most reliable base material for protection of slopes of embankments, roads and rivers. The flood affected roads and river embankments in our country are subjected to constant erosions all the year round because of the absence of any reliable protection measures. An in depth research carried out in this field has shown that Jute Geo-textile if properly treated with appropriate chemicals can successfully protect the roads and embankments against erosions and can also guarantee a desired durability.
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