This technology represents an additional alternative for stabilizing weak foundation soils upon which buildings, bridges, roads or other structures are to be constructed. A plasma is a gas that has been ionized by the electric arc of a plasma torch and can therefore respond to electrical and magnetic fields. Plasma arc technology can create plasma using almost any type of gas (oxygen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, air, etc.) and in a wide range of pressures (vacuum to 20 atmospheres).
Fact Sheet ID Number
plasma arc torch, stabilization, ground improvement, foundation, soil
Date of this Version
ECT Team, Purdue, "Plasma Arc Torch Technology Stabilization and Ground Improvement" (2007). ECT Fact Sheets. Paper 81.