STUDY OF PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF SAND WITH CERAMIC WASTE IN CONCRETE
Keywords:ceramic waste, environment friendly, greener elements, compressive strength
The industrial waste contains many inorganic and toxic substances beyond the acceptable limit which cause an impact on the environment. In ceramic industries about 15%-30% production goes as waste while manufacturing the products. These wastes are dumped at open places which results in environment pollution. Taking this into consideration the reuse of this waste has become the need of hour. Hence the utilization of ceramic waste as a partial replacement of fine aggregate in concrete production has been investigated. The ceramic waste which was obtained from manufacturing industry, and construction and demolition sites was collected and crushed into small pieces passing through IS 4.75 mm sieve. The partial replacement of the fine aggregate with ceramic tiles waste
powder is done in an incremental order at 0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% in producing M20 grade of concrete. This paper deals with the experimental study of the compressive strength property of M20 grade concrete after the partial replacement of sand by ceramic waste. Various tests were carried out as per IS standards to analyse the performance of M20 grade concrete made by partial replacement of sand by ceramic waste. A cost comparison between concrete produced from natural sand and sand replaced with ceramic waste has been carried out.