Influence of fly ash, glass fibers and wastewater on production of recycled aggregate concrete
Keywords:Recycled aggregate concrete, Fly ash, Wastewater, Compressive strength, Chloride penetration
To encounter the issues of waste materials, low tensile strength of concrete and environmental impacts of cement production, research is needed to develop a sustainable concrete. This study has endeavored to investigate the effects of using recycled coarse aggregates (RCA), various types of wastewater effluents, fly ash, and glass fibers on the mechanical and durability behavior of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) incorporating with fly ash and glass fibers (FGRAC). Six different kinds of wastewater effluents for the mixing of concrete, 100% replacing the natural coarse aggregates with RCA, and 30% replacement of cement with fly ash were used for the development of concrete. The experimental measurement portrayed that the textile factory effluent presented the highest compressive and tensile strengths of concrete. Fertilizer factory effluent portrayed the highest water absorption, mass loss due to acid attack, and chloride penetration to concrete.
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