Investigating the effectiveness of Water Hyacinth Fiber Mat for Soil Erosion Control

M. F. Chow, H. Hashrim, S. T. Chong, Y. J. Ng

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The usage of natural fiber mat has created much attention especially in soil erosion control sector due to low cost and sustainable materials. This study investigated the effectiveness of natural fiber mat made from water hyacinth stems for soil erosion control. The water hyacinth fiber mat (WHFM) was fabricated with mesh opening size of 30 mm × 30mm and tested at 30 degree slope inclinations under simulated rainfall with constant intensity. Results revealed that soil with treatment (covered by WHFM) significantly decreased sediment yields and volumes, with average 78.74% reduction efficiency compared to untreated soil (bare soil).

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2019
EventInternational Conference on Green Engineering Technology and Applied Computing 2019, IConGETech2 019 and International Conference on Applied Computing 2019, ICAC 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 04 Feb 201905 Feb 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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