International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2527

Full Length Research Paper

Estimation of swelling potential of Enugu Shale using cost effective methods

Chidiebere Nnamani
  • Chidiebere Nnamani
  • Department of Geology and Mining, Faculty of Applied Natural Science, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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Ogbonnaya Igwe
  • Ogbonnaya Igwe
  • Department of Geology Faculty of Physical Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 04 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 21 January 2020
  •  Published: 29 February 2020

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