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International Journal of Advanced Technology in Civil Engineering

Abstract

Textile mill being second largest industry in India faces problem of sludge disposal. In this study attempt is made to reuse textile mill sludge in burnt clay bricks. textile mill sludge is used to replace base material by weight upto 35%. Analysis of textile mill sludge and soils is done for its chemical content. Bricks cast by adding sludge are fired after drying at 6000C to 8000C and for 8, 16 and 24 hrs. textile sludge can be added added up to 15% as it gives compressive strength above 3.5 N/mm2 and water absorption ratio less than 20%. Thus reuse of textile mill sludge in burnt clay bricks is better option so that problem of ultimate disposal of textile mill sludge can be solved up to greater extent.

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