Re-usage of waste foundry sand in high-strength concrete


GÜNEY Y. , Sari Y. D. , Yalcin M., Tuncan A., Donmez S.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, vol.30, no.8-9, pp.1705-1713, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8-9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wasman.2010.02.018
  • Title of Journal : WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1705-1713

Abstract

In this study, the potential re-use of waste foundry sand in high-strength concrete production was investigated. The natural fine sand is replaced with waste foundry sand (0%, 5%, 10%, and 15%). The findings from a series of test program has shown reduction in compressive and tensile strengths, and the elasticity modulus which is directly related to waste foundry inclusion in concrete. Nevertheless the concrete with 10% waste foundry sand exhibits almost similar results to that of the control one. The slump and the workability of the fresh concrete decreases with the increase of the waste foundry sand ratio. Although the freezing and thawing significantly reduces the mechanical and physical properties of the concrete. The obtained results satisfies the acceptable limits set by the American Concrete Institute (Ad). (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.