Scrap glass effect on building materials characteristics manufactured from water treatment plant sludge

Kung Yuh Chiang, Yi Chin Chen, Kuang Li Chien

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Abstract

Eco-bricks were manufactured using water treatment plant (WTP) sludge and scrap glass. Samples with controlled particle size distributions that contained up to 40% scrap glass were fired at a temperature ranged between 800 and 1,000°C to produce sustainable ceramic materials for construction work. Scrap glass addition increased the compressive strengths of the sintered products. Higher scrap glass addition decreased the sintering temperature and/or energy requirement. The experimental results also revealed that the sintered product water absorption decreased as the amount of scrap glass addition increased. Materials containing 20% scrap glass and above, sintered at 1,000°C produced low water absorption and relatively high compressive strength in compliance with the relevant Taiwan code requirement for construction building bricks. These results confirm the feasibility of using scrap glass and WTP sludge to produce sintered construction eco-brick.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-145
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Engineering Science
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Building brick
  • Scrap glass
  • Sintering
  • Water treatment plant sludge

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