Influence of marble wastes on soil improvement and concrete production
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CitationUral, N., Karakurt, C., & Cömert, A. T. (2014). Influence of marble wastes on soil improvement and concrete production. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 16(3), 500-508. DOI: 10.1007/s10163-013-0200-3.
Waste marble dusts are obtained by different methods of cutting marble in marble manufacturing companies. However, environmental damage can occur from the uncontrolled spill of these waste materials in natural habitats. In this study, we investigated the utilization of waste marble in the soil improvement of clayey soils, and as a fine aggregate in concrete production. Specifically, we determined the physical, mechanical and physicochemical characteristics of clayey soils with marble dust (MD) additive. The test results showed that some improvement occurred in the behavior of clay soil. Also, the cutting waste of marble sludge can be used as a filler material instead of fine aggregate in concrete production. This will reduce the porosity of the concrete due to the filling of the pores by MD.