FEASIBILITY OF PARTIAL REPLACEMENT OF FINE AGGREGATE IN CONCRETE WITH GLASS

Abstract
The primary objective of this study is to investigate the effect of using
waste glass as an alternative fine aggregate material on the properties of
fresh and hardened concrete.
Large scale production of concrete to meet demand in the construction
industry has led to environmental degradation during acquisition of
aggregates. Environmental concerns are also being raised against
uncontrolled extraction of natural sand. The arguments are mostly in
regards to protecting riverbeds against erosion and the importance of
having natural sand as a filter for ground water.
Natural sand, most commonly used fine aggregate like all natural

resources is in fixed supply in an ever expanding construction industry.
With sand deposits drying up, there is need to find alternative sources of
fine aggregates.
Consequently, there is on-going extensive research on the use of waste
material to replace fine aggregate content of concrete.

 

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