Environmental Impact of Dumping Ggbfs on Lands in Coimbatore
V. Johnpaul1, N. Balasundaram2, M. Natarajan3
1V. Johnpaul, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India
2Dr. N. Balasundaram, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Dr. M. Natarajan, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 22 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 05 May 2019 | PP: 332-334 | Volume-8 Issue-2S2, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10700182S219/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In recent times the increasing amount of waste generated from the various industries such as metal industries plays a vital role of waste disposal problems in and around Coimbatore. The foundry waste which is dumped near ponnaiyangoundanpudur, somayapalayam, thennampalayam, arasur, sundrapuram affects the natural mineral contents of soil. Unengaged lands are destroyed and they become unfit to use, the metal properties in the foundry contaminate the water resources and it turns as toxic, when used it causes severe health problems to the public and cattle.M-sand is manufactured by mining the rocks, which is economically high of cost due to the labour charges and high mining equipments for blasting. Whereas GGBFS (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) can be obtained as free of cost. By cleaning the GGBFS the pollution caused in land and even water can be reduced. They are very useful for the reduction of waste disposal problems. Due to the lack of river sand and its increasing cost is the major problem which we are facing every day. GGBFS (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) are successfully regenerated from the metal casting process, where the and after several times of usage is considered as waste. Such waste which is rich in iron content is termed as GGBFS. Based on literature study it is shown that waste foundry sand can be used as a partial replacement for M-sand which would reduce the economic level of the construction and also increases the compressive strength, split tensile strength and modulus of elasticity.
Keywords: GGBFS (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag), Replacement, M-sand, Pollute.
Scope of the Article: Civil and Environmental Engineering