Iranian Researchers Make Bricks from Waste of Sand Manufacturing Plant

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:39

Iranian researchers from Amirkabir University of Technology have designed eco-friendly bricks that can be made from waste materials in room temperature or a maximum temperature of 60 °.

According to an ISCA report, the research plan was carried out by Professor of civil engineering of Amirkabir University, Ali Akbar Ramezanianpour and postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Hessam Madani.

Brick represents one of the most used materials for the construction of buildings, but the rising demand of building materials and increased construction and demolition wastes have encouraged the development of new building materials. The research “Producing Geopolymer Materials from wastes of Sand Manufacturing Plant”, investigated the possibility of applying wastes of sand manufacturing plants to produce Geopolymer Materials.

According to the researcher, Dr. Hessam Madani, atmospheric emissions arising from brick manufacturing installations are a significant source of atmospheric pollution therefore, they tried to produce Eco-sustainable Geopolymer concrete from wastes through a green method which does not need high fuel consumption.

The production and use of alternative materials, such as geopolymers, represents a great opportunity to ensure greater sustainability in the construction sector especially for the use of industrial wastes.

Study results have revealed that the geopolymeric brick making process consumes less energy and involves low cost in terms of raw materials.

Concrete Technology and Durability Research Center at Amirkabir University of Technology is established in relating to quality enhancement in concrete production, construction of durable concrete structures especially in severe weather environmental in Iran, development of construction and new concrete application.

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