Stone Sludge: Economical Solution for Manufacturing of Bricks
Mamta Rajgor1, Jayeshkumar Pitroda2

1Mamta Rajgor, M.E. Final Year Student, Department of C E & M, B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), India.
2Jayeshkumar Pitroda, Assistant Professor, & Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat), India.
Manuscript received on 15 April 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 April 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2013 | PP: 16-20 | Volume-2 Issue-5, April 2013 | Retrieval Number: E0613032413/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: A new approach to the production of brick was carried out by using Class F fly ash. Marble and granite industry has grown significantly in the last decades with the privatization trend in the early 1990s.Accordingly, the amount of mining and processing waste has increased .Stone waste is generally a highly polluting waste due to both of its highly alkaline nature,and its manufacturing and processing techniques ,which impose a health threat to the surroundings. Brick is one of the most common masonry units as a building material due to its properties. Many attempts have been made to incorporate wastes into the production of bricks, for examples, limestone dust, wood sawdust, processed waste tea, fly ash, polystyrene and sludge. Recycling such wastes by incorporating them into building materials is a practical solution for pollution problems. This paper represents the utilization of stone sludge waste in manufacturing fly ash bricks. In this paper, an attempt is made to study the properties of stone waste fly ash bricks.
Keywords: Class F Fly Ash, Stone Sludge, Natural Resources, Eco-Construction Bricks, Sustainability, Environment, Waste Re-Use, Cost Feasibility

Scope of the Article: Construction Economics