Utilisation of waste bricks as cement replacement material in concrete production

Arioz O., Tore I., Ay N.

EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3, vol.264-268, pp.2421-2424, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 264-268
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: EURO CERAMICS VIII, PTS 1-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2421-2424
  • Keywords: waste clay brick, pozzolanic concrete, DTA, MIP, PORE-SIZE DISTRIBUTION, STRENGTH, CLAY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Waste clay bricks constitute one of the important groups of the waste materials that cause environmental problems unless the proper use of these materials is found. In this study, the clay brick wastes obtained from a commercial brick manufacturing plant were researched whether they can be used as pozzolans in concrete production. Thereby, the waste bricks were finely ground and partially replaced with Portland cement during the production of concrete and compressive strength tests, Differential Thermal Analyses (DTA) and Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry (MIP) tests were performed on prepared concrete samples at different ages.