In the last decades Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy) has partially modified its activity from effusive toeruptive. From the eruption of 1991–1993 to those of 2015 an exponential increasing of its activity has beenobserved. Large amounts of ash have repeatedly covered the city of Catania. This caused problems on the roadand air traffic, agriculture and human health, above all due to the significant toxicity of this material. The storageof Mount Etna ash has become a great problem. The recent trend is not consider the volcanic ash as a waste, butas a resource. Volcanic ash could be particularly used in Geotechnical Engineering, avoiding environmental andhuman health damage. The present paper deals with human health damage and geotechnical characterizationof Mount Etna ash. The results give interesting information for a rational reuse of this ash in GeotechnicalEngineering preserving the human health.

Geotechnical characterization of Mount Etna ash for its reuse preserving human health

Capilleri, P.
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2015

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In the last decades Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy) has partially modified its activity from effusive toeruptive. From the eruption of 1991–1993 to those of 2015 an exponential increasing of its activity has beenobserved. Large amounts of ash have repeatedly covered the city of Catania. This caused problems on the roadand air traffic, agriculture and human health, above all due to the significant toxicity of this material. The storageof Mount Etna ash has become a great problem. The recent trend is not consider the volcanic ash as a waste, butas a resource. Volcanic ash could be particularly used in Geotechnical Engineering, avoiding environmental andhuman health damage. The present paper deals with human health damage and geotechnical characterizationof Mount Etna ash. The results give interesting information for a rational reuse of this ash in GeotechnicalEngineering preserving the human health.
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