Bricks: an excellent building material for recycling wastes – a review

Abdul Kadir, Aeslina and Mohajerani, Abbas (2011) Bricks: an excellent building material for recycling wastes – a review. In: Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2011), July 4 - 6, 2011, Calgary, AB, Canada.



Brick is one of the most common masonry units as a building material due to its properties. Many attempts have been made to incorporate wastes into the production of bricks, for examples, rubber, limestone dust, wood sawdust, processed waste tea, fly ash, polystyrene and sludge. Recycling such wastes by incorporating them into building materials is a practical solution for pollution problem. This paper reviews the recycling of different wastes into fired clay bricks. A wide range of successfully recycled materials and their effects on the physical and mechanical properties of bricks have been discussed. Most manufactured bricks with different types of waste have shown positive effects on the properties of fired clay bricks.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fired clay bricks; Waste management; Waste recycling; Building materials.
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD172-193 Environmental pollution
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environment Engineering
ID Code:1979
Deposited By:M.Iqbal Zainal A
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 11:37
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 11:37

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