Soil erosion in indonesia coal mining reclamation area: Laboratory studies on the effect of slope and soil properties

Sri Maryati, Hideki Shimada, Takashi Sasaoka, Jin Okazaki, Akihiro Hamanaka, Kikuo Matsui

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Abstract

Coal mining companies in Indonesia are obliged to perform reclamation effort to achieve sustainability post mining land use and as much as possible to restore after mined land to the initial condition. The main factor that normally affects the reclamation success is the loss of soil fertility due to soil erosion. Soil erosion causes the loss of top soil layer which has a very important role in plant growth because this layer contains the highest concentration of organic matters and microorganisms. Soil erosion is influenced by climate properties, soil properties, topographic properties, cropping management factor and human intervention in conservation practice factor. The aim of this research is to analyze effect of soil properties and slope to the soil erosion in Indonesia coal mining reclamation area using rainfall simulator. This research was conducted using three types of soil texture including clay, clay loam and silty clay loam; also conducted using three types of slope including 2º, 15º, and 30º. According to research result, the amount of soil loss increased with the increasing angle of slope and increasing of clay content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1349-1355
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012
Event7th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, ARMS 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 15 2012Oct 19 2012

Other

Other7th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, ARMS 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/15/1210/19/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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    Maryati, S., Shimada, H., Sasaoka, T., Okazaki, J., Hamanaka, A., & Matsui, K. (2012). Soil erosion in indonesia coal mining reclamation area: Laboratory studies on the effect of slope and soil properties. 1349-1355. Paper presented at 7th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, ARMS 2012, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.