Mechanical Properties of Concrete Incorporating Used Foundry Sand

Metal foundries use large amounts of the metal casting process. Foundries successfully recycle and reuse the sand many times in a foundry and the remaining sand that is termed as foundry sand is removed from foundry.

This study presents the information about the civil engineering applications of foundry sand, which is technically sound and is environmentally safe. Use of foundry sand in various engg. applications can solve the problem of disposal of foundry sand and other purposes.

Foundry sand consists primarily of silica sand, coated with a thin film of burnt carbon, residual binder and dust. Foundry sand can be used in concrete to improve its strength and other durability factors.

Foundry sand can be used as a partial replacement of cement or as a partial replacement of fine aggregates or total replacement of fine aggregate and as supplementary addition to achieve different properties of concrete.
Source: Thapar University
Author: Shatpreet Kaur

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