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Utilization of Paper Waste in Concrete


P.K. Mishra , Indian Technocrat Ltd; Anupam Sharma, UIT-RGPV, Bhopal; Punit Dashore, UIT-RGPV, Bhopal


Compressive Strength, Density, Water Absorption, Slump Test, Concrete Mix, Paper Waste


India is confronting a severe challenge in casting aside the waste in landfills throughout the state. The landfill disposal is resulting in high disposal costs and potential environmental problems. If the current course continues, waste production will produce by 5% each year, which will finally result in the saturated capacity of landfills by 2020. This report reports on the outcomes of an investigation of utilization of paper waste as additional material in concrete admixtures to be utilized for housing projects, for which it must be guaranteed that the resulting concrete has the proper mechanical strength. Concrete mixes containing various contents of the waste were prepared and basic features such as compressive strength and water absorption were determined and compared with a control mix. Four concrete mixes with 0%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% of paper waste as an additional material to the concrete were prepared for M-40 concrete.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I70109
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2015
Page(s): 147-148

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