Use of boron waste as an additive in red bricks


Uslu T., Arol A.

WASTE MANAGEMENT, vol.24, no.2, pp.217-220, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0956-053x(03)00031-x
  • Journal Name: WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-220
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.