Effect on Compressive Strength of Concrete Using Treated Waste Water for Mixing and Curing of Concrete

  • Humaira Kanwal Department of Technology, The University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Sabahat Arif Department of Product and Industrial Design, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
  • Muhammad Afzal Jawaid Department of Technology, The University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Amir Farooq Department of Technology, The University of Lahore, Lahore
  • Muhammad Arif Khan Department of Architectural Engineering and Design, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

Abstract

Effective utilization of the available resources is imperative approach to achieve the apex of productivity. The modern world is focusing on the conditioning, sustainability and recycling of the assets by imparting innovative techniques and methodologies. Keeping this in view, an experimental study was conducted to evaluate the strength of concrete made with treated waste water for structural use. In this study ninetysix cylinders of four mixes with coarse aggregates in combination with FW (Fresh Water), WW (Wastewater), TWW (Treated Wastewater) and TS (Treated Sewage)were prepared. The workability of fresh concrete was checked before pouring of cylinders. The test cylinders were left for 7, 14, 21 and 28 days for curing. After curing, the compressive strength was measured on hardened concrete cylinders accordingly. Test results showed that workability of all the four mixes were between 25-50mm but ultimate compressive strength of concrete with WW was decreased and with TWW, TS at the age of 28 days do not change significantly. This research will open a new wicket in the horizon of recycling of construction materials. The conditioning and cyclic utilization will reduce the cost of the construction and building materials as well as minimize the use of natural resources. This novelty and calculating approach will save our natural assets and resources.

Published
Apr 1, 2018
How to Cite
KANWAL, Humaira et al. Effect on Compressive Strength of Concrete Using Treated Waste Water for Mixing and Curing of Concrete. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 37, n. 2, p. 445-452, apr. 2018. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/239>. Date accessed: 26 apr. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.1802.20.
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