Partial Replacement of Cement with Egg Shell Powder and Fine Aggregate with Iron Slag in Concrete
Harjot Singh1, Khushpreet Singh2

1Harjot Singh, Master’s Student (Construction and Management), Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
2Khushpreet Singh, Assistant Professor, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
Manuscript received on 29 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 05 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 2051-2054 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6871068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Day by day different kinds of waste produced from different industries and they dispose this waste in the form of landfill or they dump in the ocean. Disposal of waste affect the environment so it became important to reuse the waste in any form. Eggs shell is the waste produced from the poultry farms which is further dumped in landfills which affect the environment, as the membrane inside the egg shell attract vermin’s, which cause the problems associated with human health and environment. As it is a natural solid waste and non hazardous which attract rats and worms due to the protein matrix which may also cause problem to the public. Similarly iron slag is the industrial waste which is produced from the steel and iron industries. Iron slag is the byproduct of obtained in the manufacturing of the iron, it mostly consist of the magnesium, aluminum, silicates, calcium and manganese in various arrangements. Therefore, an investigation was conducted to study the properties of concrete containing egg shell powder and iron slag in a concrete mix. Egg shell powder is used in research as the partial replacement of cement and iron slag is used as the partial replacement of the fine aggregates. Different ratios of egg shell powder and iron slag combination were developed by replacing 2.5-7.5% of egg shell powder for cement and 20-40% of iron slag for fine aggregates respectively by weight. Various tests were conducted on M30 grade of concrete to know the compressive strength, flexure strength and split tensile strength. The results obtained were further compared with the usual concrete, thereby we can get to know about the change in the property of concrete containing egg shell powder and iron slag.
Keywords: Egg Shell Powder, Iron Slag, Strength, Ratio.

Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering