An investigation of waste foundry sand in asphalt concrete mixtures

Bakis R., Koyuncu H., Demirbas A.

WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH, vol.24, no.3, pp.269-274, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0734242x06064822
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-274
  • Keywords: asphalt concrete, aggregate replacement, waste foundry sand (WFS), reuse, limitations : wmr 802-4
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


A laboratory study regarding the reuse of waste foundry sand in asphalt concrete production by replacing a certain portion of aggregate with WFS was undertaken. The results showed that replacement of 10% aggregates with waste foundry sand was found to be the most suitable for asphalt concrete mixtures. Furthermore, the chemical and physical properties of waste foundry sand were analysed in the laboratory to determine the potential effect on the environment. The results indicated that the investigated waste foundry sand did not significantly affect the environment around the deposition area.