Use of boron waste as an additive in red bricks

Uslu T., Arol A.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, cilt.24, sa.2, ss.217-220, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0956-053x(03)00031-x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.217-220


In boron mining and processing operations, large amounts of clay containing tailings have to be discarded. Being rich in boron, the tailings do not only cause economical loss but also pose serious environmental problems. Large areas have to be allocated for waste disposal. In order to alleviate this problem, the possibility of using clayey tailings from a borax concentrator in red brick manufacturing was investigated. Up to 30% by weight tailings addition was found to improve the brick quality. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.