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Experimental Study of Use of Brine Sludge in Cement Concrete


Vinay Pingle , Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha; Sanjay Saraswat, Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha


Cement, Concrete, Compressive strength, Brine Sludge


Concrete is most widely used in the construction industry in which mainly cement is used as the binding material but with the fast development of construction industry cement consumption has been also increased. But Production of cement also increases the greenhouse gases i.e., carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, etc. Therefore it was needed to search alternative materials for cement in construction. Millions of tons of solid industrial wastes are produced in India every year. A huge quantity of this is contributed by paper industry where mainly two kinds of wastes are generated, i.e. fibrous sludge which is biodegradable called as Hypo sludge, and the waste removed at the time of whitening of the paper known as Brine Sludge. Brine Sludge (paper waste) is obtained as waste by goods from paper industry. The paper industry requires large percentage of land space in nearby vicinity every year. Some of the wastes are spread on the land on reap as a disposal technique and some companies dispose their industrial waste in incinerators which raise concerns about major land and air pollution problems. Use of Brine Sludge as partial replacement of cement can help in disposal and pollution problems related with paper industry waste as well as helps in reducing the cost in making of concrete as the paper waste is cheaply available as compared to cement. This research investigated the use of Brine Sludge as partial replacement in cement concrete. In this study partial replacement of cement by 3%, 5%, 7%, 10% and 12% with Brine Sludge in conventional concrete of M30 and M40 grades is studied. A comparison of the properties of conventional concrete with Brine sludge concrete is studied. The result of this study shows that optimum percentage of Brine sludge on the basis of compressive strength, which can replace cement in concrete is 7%.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I90107
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2018
Page(s): 30-33

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