Utilization of waste foundry sand (WFS) in concrete manufacturing

Publication year: 2011
Source: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Rafat, Siddique , Gurpreet, Singh

Due to ever increasing quantities of waste materials and industrial by-products, solid waste management is the prime concern in the world. Scarcity of land-filling space and because of its ever increasing cost, recycling and utilization of industrial by-products and waste materials has become an attractive proposition to disposal. There are several types of industrial by-products and waste materials. The utilization of such materials in concrete not only makes it economical, but also helps in reducing disposal concerns. One such industrial by-product is waste foundry sand (SFS). Waste foundry sand is a by-product of ferrous and nonferrous metal casting industries. Foundries…

 Highlights: ► This paper discusses the use of waste foundry sand in concrete. ► Presents properties of waste foundry sand including applications of waste foundry sand. ► Effect of waste foundry sand on the fresh, strength and durability properties of concrete.