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Physical and mechanical properties of bodymill sludge (BS) incorporated into fired clay brick

Abdul Kadir, Aeslina and Abdul Rahim, Ahmad Shayuti and Hassan, Mohd Ikhmal Haqeem and Abdullah, Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri (2016) Physical and mechanical properties of bodymill sludge (BS) incorporated into fired clay brick. In: International Conference on Innovative Research 2016 - ICIR Euroinvent 2016, 19th-20th May 2016, Iasi, Romania.

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The huge volume of mosaic sludge that has been produced and the effect towards the environment had lead to the investigation of incorporating mosaic sludge into fired clay brick. In this study, the research attempt to reuse bodymill sludge (BS) from mosaic manufacturing process. The mosaic sludge is used to replace the raw material of clay up to 30%. In this investigation, the composition and concentration of heavy metal were determined by using X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF). Physical and mechanical properties test were also conducted such as compressive strength, shrinkage, density and initial rate of suction. Scanning Electron microscope was carried out to determine surface changes of the manufactured sludge brick. From the results, it shows that brick with 5% of BS sludge obtained the highest compressive strength and lower total shrinkage compared to other percentages. Nevertheless, all the other properties for all bricks incorporated with different percentages of mosaic sludge were complied with the standard (BS 3291:1985). Thus, mosaic sludge could be an alternative low cost material for brick and at the same time provide an environmental friendly disposal method for the waste.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bricks; mosaic sludge; compressive strength; density; shrinkage; initial rate of suction; SEM
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 07:57
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 07:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8464
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