Strength Development in Bio Mineralised Steelslag Bricks using Micp Process
D.Nandakumar1, M.Arivoli2

1D.Nandakumar, Assistant Professor, Sona College of Technology (Autonomous), Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
2M. Arivoli, Assistant Professor, Sona College of Technology (Autonomous), Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on January 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 2975-2980 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: D2073029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D2073.029420
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Abstract: Steel slag annual production in India is about 12 million tonnes per annum. Steel slag is one of the industrial residue came out from steel industries. The amount of steel slag produced from different steel industries is 150-200kg per tonnes of steel produced These steel slag is dumped in land and pollute the environment. Paper mills produce the large amount of lime sludge is about 5 lakh tonnes per annum. These steel slag used as binder material and coarse aggregate also in different sieve sizes. These both steel slag and lime material contains large amount of calcium mineral compared than other waste materials. The conventional burnt clay brick manufacturing firing process develops the 750 million tonnes of co2 emissions per year. The Bio mineralised steel slag bricks developed by using these waste materials and bacillus bacteria. These microbes generates the calcium carbonate precipitation in the steel slag bricks. The strength development of these BMSS bricks were achieved by addition of NBU medium supply and carbonation process. The scanning electron microscope (SEM), mineralogical composition analysis, X-ray diffraction analysis, compressive strength and water absorption test are conducted to support the strength development in bio mineralised steel slag bricks.
Keywords: Bio-mineralisation, Calcium Carbonate Precipitation, Carbonation, Strength, Micro-Morphology.
Scope of the Article: Bio-science and Bio-technology