Manufacturing of Construction Materials from Municipal Incinerator Residue


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Municipal incinerator residue (MIR) was used as raw material to replace clay to manufacture bricks. Brick specimens were substituted from 0 to 50 wt% MIR by 10 wt% increment for clay. Clay-MIR brick specimens were fired at 800~1050°C for 2 h. Firing shrinkage, bulk density, water absorption rate and compressive strength were investigated. Leaching procedure tests were also conducted to characterize toxicity. Increasing MIR contents resulted in a decrease in water absorption rate, firing shrinkage and increase in compressive strength of bricks. It was found that when brick specimen with 50 wt% of MIR content was heat-treated at 1000°C for 2 h, a brick specimen could be generated, which was compressive strength of 1256 kg/cm2, water absorption ratio of 6.8% and firing shrinkage of 3.5%. This indicates that MIR is indeed suitable for the partial replacement of clay in bricks



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Byungsei Jun, Hyungsun Kim, Chanwon Lee, Soo Wohn Lee




D. Y. Shin and K. N. Kim, "Manufacturing of Construction Materials from Municipal Incinerator Residue ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 569, pp. 209-212, 2008

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January 2008




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