Use of wastes in developing mortar - A review

Sivakumar Naganathan, Sonny Silvadanan, Tang Yew Chung, Mark Francis Nicolasselvam, Sivadass Thiruchelvam

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Abstract

This paper is a literature review about the use of wastes in masonry mortar. Wastes such as wood waste ash, municipal solid waste, ground waste seashells, glass waste, fly ash, corn cob ash and palm oil fuel ash are used to replace cement as the binding material. Wastes of Cathode Ray Tube (CRTs) glass, plastic waste, construction demolition wastes, foundry sand and quarry dust are used as a replacement for fine aggregates. Additives such as recycled copper tailings and animal proteins also improve the properties of masonry mortar. It is learnt that certain percentages of wastes can be used as substitutes for binding materials and fine aggregates and therefore the ideal amount of waste can be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Technologies and Sustainable Development in Construction
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages146-150
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783038350828
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials, GBTM 2013 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 21 Dec 201322 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume935
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials, GBTM 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period21/12/1322/12/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Naganathan, S., Silvadanan, S., Chung, T. Y., Nicolasselvam, M. F., & Thiruchelvam, S. (2014). Use of wastes in developing mortar - A review. In Green Technologies and Sustainable Development in Construction (pp. 146-150). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 935). Trans Tech Publications. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.935.146