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Recycle Concrete Aggregates Go green Approach - For Sustainable Development
Published in Animac Technical Education Society
Volume: 3.0
Issue: 10.0
Pages: 657.0 - 663.0
According to eleventh five year plan, Construction industry is the second largest economic activity after agriculture. The impact caused to the environment by Indian construction industry is tremendous. Construction industry consumes high volume of raw materials and products. Building materials accounts of about almost half of overall material used as well as solid waste generated. This has major impact on environment starting from extraction of raw material to disposal at the end of structure’s life span. By considering latest scenario, where we have to concentrate more on environmental issues, construction and demolition (C&D) can be considered as a major recoverable material in life cycle process of structure. According to current figures in India out of 48 MT of total solid waste generated per annum (C&D) Waste is about 14.5 MT. According to few studies, out of all C&D) Waste almost 65% is waste concrete. So this waste concrete can be used as a better alternative for aggregate. This paper enlightens the importance of managing the construction waste by reusing it as a better substitute for aggregate in construction which will be one of the best approach to reduce burden of solid waste management as well as curtailing cost of construction.
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JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science Invention Research & Development
PublisherAnimac Technical Education Society
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