Review on the use of volcanic ashes for engineering applications

  title={Review on the use of volcanic ashes for engineering applications},
  author={Patrick N. Lemougna and Kaituo Wang and Qingzi Tang and Aubin Nzeugang Nzeukou and Ndigui Billong and Uphie Chinje Melo and Xue-min Cui},
  journal={Resources, Conservation and Recycling},
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