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Reuse of Textile and Tannery Sludge in Concrete Fine Aggregates


M.P.RAJ , Anna university; Dr.N.Vasudevan , Anna university


Ceramic Coarse Aggregate (CCA), Natural Coarse Aggregate, Compressive strength, Leachability


In the present study the effect of addition of textile sludge and tannery sludge as sand replacement material in the concrete blocks. In this study, control concrete blocks are made using ordinary Portland cement (M-53 grade). Textile and tannery sludge as industrial wastes used in this project contains some heavy metals which are hazardous in nature. So, the present study was to examine the utilization of textile sludge along with tannery sludge in the production of concrete blocks. An experimental study was designed to find the compressive strength of blocks at periodic intervals of 7 days and 28 days according to the testing standard. The results of the study will be helpful not only in reuse of waste as resource but also to reduce the impact due to disposal of tannery & textile sludge’s. Accordingly the design mix was made for M15 grade concrete and testing was performed by means of compression testing machine (CTM). It was found that optimum results are obtained at 15 % replacement of both textile and tannery sludge and also 20% replacement of textile sludge only.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I70098
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2016
Page(s): 217-220

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