Experimental study on the reuse of cathode ray tubes funnel glass as fine aggregate for developing an ecological self-compacting mortar incorporating metakaolin

Ouldkhaoua, Younes and Benabed, Benchaa and Abousnina, Rajab and Kadri, El-Hadj (2020) Experimental study on the reuse of cathode ray tubes funnel glass as fine aggregate for developing an ecological self-compacting mortar incorporating metakaolin. Journal of Building Engineering, 27:100951. pp. 1-11.


Industrial waste causes a lot of pollution, particularly electrical and electronic waste (WEEE) such as glass cathode ray tubes (CRT) which create environmental pollution and health hazards. The field of civil engineering, like sectors in the world has leaned towards sustainable development by emphasizing environmental aspects as an important goal. This strategy is achieved by recycling and reusing polluted industrial sites, materials, waste, by-products or industrial residues. In this paper a study was carried out to explore the use of recycling waste glass obtained from crushed CRT as fine aggregate, and metakaolin (MK), as a partial replacement of Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) for the development of eco-self-compacting mortar (SCM). Here, OPC is replaced by 5, 10, and 15% of MK by weight, and fine aggregate is replaced by 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50% of CRT by weight. The mini-slump flow and V-funnel flow time of fresh SCM are evaluated. The compressive strength, flexural strength, water absorption, resistance to high temperature, porosity and microstructure of hardened SCM are also performed. These experiments indicate that using CRT glass with MK increases the flowability of SCM and reduces the dosage of superplasticizer (SP). The incorporation of 10% MK with CRT mixture showed higher mechanical properties, lower porosity and dense structure. Moreover, the water absorption and resistance to high temperature have been improved by 10% and 15% of the MK group respectively, for all SCM made with CRT glass. This combination of MK and CRT glass as a fine aggregate in SCM is a low-cost ecosystem for a much cleaner environment.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 05:15
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: CRT glass waste, metakaolin, eco-self-compacting mortar, cleaner environment
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960603 Environmental Lifecycle Assessment
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100951
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37879

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