Experimental Study on Partial Replacement of Cement by Neutralized Red Mud in Concrete
A. B. Sawant1, M. B. Kumthekar2, V. V. Diwan3, K. G. Hiraskar4
1A. B. Sawant, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, KIT‟s College of Engineering, Kolhapur, India.
2M. B. Kumthekar, Professor and Head of Civil Engineering Department, Government College of  Engineering, Karad, India.
3Dr. V. V. Diwan, Department of Civil Engineeing & Training Placement Officer, New Polytechnic, Unchagaon, Kolhapur, India.
4K. G. Hiraskar, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, KIT‟s College of  Engineering, Kolhapur, India.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on October 28, 2012. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2012. | PP: 282-286 | Volume-2 Issue-1, October 2012.  | Retrieval Number: A0799102112/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Disposal of large quantities of red mud; a solid-waste generated at the Aluminum plants all over the world possess an increasing problem of storage, land cost & availability and pollution. Because of the complex physico-chemical properties of red mud it is very challenging task for the designers to find out the economical utilization and safe disposal of red mud.. Due to industrialization, infrastructure development and soft housing policy of Government of India, the construction industry is in full boom due to which within short span of time there is a tremendous increase in the utilization of cement and concrete for various construction activities. It is expected that the same rate will continued in the next decade and this may invite the threat to the environment. Availability of raw material required for manufacturing of cement and production of concrete are limited in nature. This increased demand will lead to fast depletion of natural resources and will cause big threat to environment. So as to overcome this problem it is very much essential to utilize the industrial waste materials and by-products generated in manufacturing of cement and in concrete construction. In this paper the attempt is made to check the effectiveness of neutralized red mud as a partial replacement of portland cement.
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