Reuse of Solid Waste from Building Demolition for the Replacement of Natural Aggregates
R. Kamala1, B. Krishna Rao2
1R.Kamala, P.G Student, Department of Civil Engineering, JNT University, Kakinada, (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2B.Krishna Rao, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, JNT University, Kakinada, (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on September 20, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on October 16, 2012. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2012. | PP: 74-76 | Volume-2 Issue-1, October 2012.  | Retrieval Number: A0720092112/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: In this industrial world, recycling construction material plays an important role to preserve natural resources. These studies seek to greener environment since it seeks to develop recycle waste material for construction. The use of recycle aggregates and solid wastes from construction and demolition waste is showing a prospective application in construction and as alternative to primary and natural aggregate. It conserves natural resources and reduces the space required for land fill disposal. In the laboratory the crushed tile aggregate has been tried as partial replacement substitute to convectional coarse aggregate in concrete making of cubes, cylinders, beams. These were cast and tested for compressive strength, split tensile and flexural strength after a curing period of 7, 28, 56 days. The results indicate effectiveness of crushed ceramic waste as partial replacement of conventional coarse aggregate up to 40 percent, without affecting the design strength.
Keywords: Ceramic waste, demolition waste, super plasticizer, solid waste, conventional coarse aggregates.