The use of waste ceramic tile in cement production

Ay N., Unal M.

CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH, vol.30, no.3, pp.497-499, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0008-8846(00)00202-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-499
  • Keywords: waste ceramic tile, physical properties, pozzolan, cement
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


In ceramic tile production, because of various reasons, unsold fired products come out. These are waste tiles and only a little part of them are used. Remainings create environmental problems. If these waste tiles are used in cement production, this pollution decreases. In this study, usage of waste tile as pozzolan was studied. Waste tile was added into Portland cement in 25%, 30%, 35%, and 40% weight ratios. Pozzolanic properties of waste tile and setting time, volume stability, particle size, density, specific surface area, and strength of cement including waste tile were investigated. The test results indicated that the waste tiles show pozzolanic properties, and chemical and physical properties of the cement including tile conforms to cement standard up to the addition of 35% waste tile. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.