Eco-Efficient Concretes: Use of Ceramic Powder As A Partial Replacement of Cement
Amitkumar D. Raval1, Indrajit N. Patel2, Jayeshkumar Pitroda3

1Amitkumar D. Raval, M.E Student Final Year, Department of Construction Engineering and Management, BVM Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), India.
2Dr. Indrajit N. Patel, Department of Applied Mechenics, BBIT, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), India.
3Prof. Jayesh Kumar Pitroda, Assistant Professor& Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, BVM Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 July 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2013 | PP: 1-4 | Volume-3 Issue-2, July 2013 | Retrieval Number: B0964073213/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: The ceramic industry inevitably generates wastes, irrespective of the improvements introduced in manufacturing processes. In the ceramic industry, about 15%-30% production goes as waste. These wastes pose a problem in present-day society, requiring a suitable form of management in order to achieve sustainable development. In this research study the (OPC) cement has been replaced by ceramic waste powder accordingly in the range of 0%, 10%, 20%, 30% 40%, & 50% by weight for M-25 grade concrete. The wastes employed came from ceramic industry which had been deemed unfit for sale due to a variety of reasons, including dimensional or mechanical defects, or defects in the firing process. The results demonstrate that the use ceramic masonry rubble as active addition endows cement with positive characteristics as major mechanical strength and the economic advantages. Reuse of this kind of waste has advantages economic and environmental, reduction in the number of natural spaces employed as refuse dumps. Indirectly, all the above contributes to a better quality of life for citizens and to introduce the concept of sustainability in the construction sector.
Keywords: Ceramic Waste, Compressive Strength, Eco-Friendly, Industrial Waste, Low Cost, OPC Cement, Sustainable.

Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering