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Investigation of concrete produced using recycled aluminium dross for hot weather concreting conditions

Publication Type : Journal Article

Authors : Dr. Jayakesh K.

Source : International Journal of Resource-Efficient Technologies, Volume 2, Number 2, p.68 - 80 (2016)

Url : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405653716300306

Keywords : Durability of concrete, Hot weather concrete, Recycled aluminium dross

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Civil

Year : 2016

Abstract : Aluminium dross is a by-product obtained from the aluminium smelting process. Currently, this dross is processed in rotary kilns to recover the residual aluminium, and the resultant salt cake is sent to landfills. The present study investigates the utilization of recycled aluminium dross in producing concrete, which is suitable for hot weather concreting condition. The primary objectives of the experimental study are to examine the feasibility of using concrete blended with recycled aluminium dross under hot weather concreting situations and then to evaluate the strength and durability aspects of the produced concrete. From the experimental results it is observed that the initial setting time of the recycled aluminium dross concrete extended by about 30 minutes at 20% replacement level. This property of recycled aluminium dross concrete renders it to be suitable for hot weather concreting conditions. Based on the results obtained, the replacement of cement with 20% of Al dross yields superior mechanical and durability characteristics.

Cite this Research Publication : Gireesh Mailar, Sujay Raghavendr N., Sreedhara B. M., Manu D. S., Parameshwar Hiremath, and K. Jayakesh, “Investigation of concrete produced using recycled aluminium dross for hot weather concreting conditions”, International Journal of Resource-Efficient Technologies, vol. 2, pp. 68 - 80, 2016.

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