Utilization of refractory brick wastes in concrete production as aggregates

KAVAS T., KARASU B., Arslan Z.

Sohn International Symposium on Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials, California, United States Of America, 27 - 31 August 2006, pp.479-483 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.479-483
  • Keywords: aggregate, refractory brick waste, mechanical properties, thermomechanical properties
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The refractory bricks of a rotary cement furnace containing of alumina and magnesium chromite were studied in order to determine whether they could be used in the concrete production as aggregates. Three mortars were prepared by mixing 1 part cement, 3 part aggregate materials, 0.5 part water by weight and mechanical, chemical, thermomechanical and microstructural characteristics were evaluated. The compressive and bending strength of samples were determined after 2 and 28 days curing. Resistance to chemicals were established by calculating the weight gain of mortars stored in 2 % HCl solution for 1 h and 24 h. Thermomechanical characteristics were determined by measuring the compressive strength of heat treated specimens at temperatures of 400 degrees C, 600 degrees C and 800 degrees C. Consequently, magnesium chromite containing waste brick aggregates have given the best results.