Workability study of concrete manufactured by partial replacement of river sand (fine aggregates) with ceramic waste
Keywords:ceramic waste, environment friendly, greener elements, convectional material
Among the waste generated in tile manufacturing industry, ceramic waste is one of the most important reasons of pollution. Ceramic powder is the waste product of many tile manufacturing companies and is responsible for environmental pollution. During summer season its effect is more serious on both agriculture products and public health. So taking this fact into consideration, utilizing this ceramic waste is the need of today. Various studies are carried out for making concrete cost effective and environment friendly by replacing conventional ingredients of concrete by greener alternatives. Replacing ceramic waste by sand is one such constructive way. As per Indian Standards various tests were carried out on M20 grade of concrete by replacing ceramic waste at 10%, 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% proportion of sand. Comparative study of slump value and its cost effectiveness as per percentage of replacement of ceramic waste is the main highlight of this paper.