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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 444-450
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.444.450
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Granite Sludge Reuse in Mortar and Concrete

Husam D. Al- Hamaiedeh and Waleed H. Khushefati

The disposal of solid wastes produced in granite industry to the environment without any treatment cause not only economical but also serious environmental problems. In this study Granite Powder (GP) which produced as solid waste from the cutting and polishing of granite rocks was reused as additive to mortar and concrete cement. Incorporation of GP in mortar and concrete in ratios of 10, 20, 30 wt.% improved mortar and concrete compressive strengths and the concrete workability. The experimental results show that GP can be used to replace cement or fine aggregate in concrete which provide not only solve an environmental problem by safe disposal of GP but also reduce the stress on the limited natural resources and the cost of concrete production.
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Husam D. Al- Hamaiedeh and Waleed H. Khushefati, 2013. Granite Sludge Reuse in Mortar and Concrete. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 444-450.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.444.450






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