STUDY ON STRENGTH AND BEHAVIOUR OF RED MUD BRICKS
Red mud is the waste product generated by bayer’s process in the aluminium industry. Extraction of aluminium from bauxite is called as bayer’s process. Enormous quantity of red mud is generated worldwide every year posing a very serious environmental problem. Further, disposal of large quantities of red mud dumped, poses increasing problems of storage occupying a lot of space. Hence, at present an important problem of aluminium industries is the disposal of red mud. There is an effective way of utilizing red mud to make bricks. The bricks are manufactured with various proportions of red mud(5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%) in the laboratory and compared with the ordinary conventional bricks and tested for its various properties. It was observed that 15% replacement had shown more strength. The utilisation of red mud is of great significance from the point of view of resource conservation and sustainability of the aluminium industry.
NIVETHA C, JOHNSON DANIEL R, VEMURI LAKSHMINARAYANA
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