Feasibility Studies on Waste Glass Powder
Sudharsan N1, Saravanaganesh S2
1Sudharsan N, Department of Civil Engineering, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, (Telangana), India.
2Saravanaganesh S, Department of Civil Engineering, K.S.R. College of Engineering, Tiruchengode, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 1644-1647 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: G6268058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The focus of this investigation to evaluate the possibility of using waste glass powders in concrete. Concrete is an artificial stone-like material used for various structural purposes made by mixing cement, water, sand and gravel that hardens into a super strong building material. Cement is the major component of the concrete than the others due to its pozzolanic and binding property. During the manufacturing of cement, it emits many greenhouse gases due to the burning of fossil fuels, and it causes environmental pollution. Cement production is growing by 2.5% annually, and it is expected to rise in the forthcoming years. The emission of greenhouse gases causes global warming. In order to overcome such effects, there is an alternative need to make concrete. Glass is one of the materials which are obtained as waste and it is disposed of at landfills. The exploitation of throw away glass materials in the concrete useful to lessen the environmental pollution and also strengthen the concrete. The waste glass components are usually made up of bottles, broken glassware, light bulbs, and it is disposed of as a waste due to its weight and density. It helps to provide a greener environment and concrete. The results and strength of this paper show that the glass powder has a pozzolanic property and used in the place of cement.
Keyword: Glass powder, Compressive strength, Sorptivity, Carbonation.
Scope of the Article: Bio Science and BioTechnology.