Behaviour of Low Cost Tiles and Bricks Manufactured using Agricultural Wastes
Jagan Sivamani

Jagan Sivamani, Department of Civil Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 01 December 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2019 | PP: 93-96 | Volume-9 Issue-2S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10231292S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B1023.1292S219

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Abstract: In this study, an attempt has been taken to utilize the wastes produced from agriculture as a partial replacement to scarce material like fine aggregate in the manufacturing of useful construction materials. Also, Waste Sludge (WS) generated through treatment plant from Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education was used suitably as one of the ingredients in the manufacturing of construction materials. Various other wastes generated through agriculture such as Banana Fiber (BF), Rice Husk Ash (RHA), and Sugarcane Bagasse Ash (SBA) was also utilized suitably after pre-treatment in the manufacture of tiles and bricks. Five different mixes under various levels of replacement of waste sludge and agricultural wastes were prepared to study its behavioral performance. Various tests conducted to study the performance behavior include Compressive Strength, Water Absorption and Physical Parametric tests on both brick and tile specimens. Results indicate that all physical and mechanical properties of bricks and tiles fall within BIS standards by the combination with a higher percentage of Red Soil, Sugarcane fiber and Waste Sludge.

Keywords: Agricultural wastes, Bricks, Fine Aggregate, Pre-treatment, Tiles and Waste Sludge.
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures