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An Experimental Study to Produce Sustainable Concret by Using Manufactured Sand and Waste Glass


Bhaveshkumar M. Kataria , B.V.P.I.T.(D.S.), Umrakh.; Martin M. Patel, B.V.P.I.T.(D.S.), Umrakh.; Amit B. Patel, B.V.P.I.T.(D.S.), Umrakh.


Concrete, Compressive Strength, Manufactured sand, Waste glass


Concrete is today more than 9000 years old and has undergone several changes not only in its composition but also in its performance and applications. From a simple beginning around 7000BC to most complicated design and application in 2013AD, concrete has been used in several structures from housing to various infrastructure projects. Concrete has played a key role in development of our planet earth in developed, developing and under developed countries. Today, development of every type needs concrete, be it in infrastructure, in industry or even in space technology and telecommunication. In the last millennium concrete had demanding requirements both in terms of technical performance and economy and yet greatly varied from architectural masterpieces to the simplest of utilities. Natural sand is excavated from river bed which impacts on environment in many ways. Due to digging of the sand from river bed reduces the water head, so less percolation of rain water in ground, which result in lower ground water level. There is erosion of nearby land due to excess sand lifting as well as it destroys the flora & fauna in surrounding areas. Due to limited supply of natural sand, cost is very high and its consistent supply cannot be guaranteed. Under these circumstances use of alternative of River Sand becomes unavoidable. Also, for sustainable development, it is indeed necessary to utilize various solid waste which leads to environment degradation. From reviewing various literatures, it seems to be possible to develop Concrete by using manufactured sand and Solid Waste of Glass. The effort was concentrated to make such Concrete by Experimental program in which workability & Strength parameters were Checked. First Concrete mix design is done by using manufactured sand and conventional Coarse aggregate, and then Waste Glass is added as replacement of Conventional Coarse aggregate up to 50 % at 10% interval. The results shows that RCA can be utilized to make concrete and hence it can help to solve it’s disposal problem and avoid environment degradation.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50411
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 669-671

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