Strength Parameters of Paver Blocks By Incorporating Used Foundry Sand
Salim.P.M1, B.S.R.K.Prasad2

1Salim.P.M, Research Scholar, Civil Engineering DepartmentGITAM University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2Dr.B.S.R.K.Prasad, Professor and HOD,Civil Engineering Department, GITAM University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Manuscript received on November 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 4705-4711 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B5132129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B5132.129219
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Abstract: All over the world the handling and disposal of waste products from the manufacturing industry are of big concern these days. In this context, the volume of used foundry sand is such that the disposal creates a big environmental problem for all the countries where the foundry industries are in abundance. New methodologies should be employed to utilize the used foundry sand in making value-added products in a commercial manner to keep the environment free from the potential adverse effects of the accumulation of this waste product. This research is an attempt to put forward the idea of utilizing the used foundry sand in commercial production of value-added products like paver blocks from a techno-economical point of view. This will be beneficial to the ecological and environmental systems for sustainable development progressing towards a greener world.
Keywords: Compressive strength, flexural strength, paver blocks, used foundry sand, water absorption.