Mechanical and Durability Studies about the use of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill in Concrete
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Civil Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, JSS Science and Technology, Mysore, India
Construction Technology and Management, Sri Jayacharajendra College of Engineering, JSS Science and Technology University, India
Submission date: 2024-01-17
Final revision date: 2024-02-07
Acceptance date: 2024-02-12
Online publication date: 2024-03-01
Publication date: 2024-03-01
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Arya R Nair   

Civil Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, JSS Science and Technology, Mysore, India
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2024;34(1):1-19
Landfilling is the most common and cheapest method of waste management practice in India. Municipal Solid Waste Landfills (MSWL) became a nuisance affecting the health, hygiene, sanitation and aesthetics of the surrounding area. Aggregates occupy almost 70% of concrete, so replacing waste materials with them could be a rewarding choice. In the current work, an experimental investigation is being carried out to test the addition of MSWL as a substitution with fine aggregate for concrete production. Out of the different aged samples available at the dumpsite, the most aged sample is chosen for experimental investigations according to the basic physical properties. Concrete mixes, with 0%, 4%, 5%, 7% and 10% partial replacement of fine aggregate with MSWL are tested for mechanical properties such as compressive strength, split tensile strength, flexural strength, and non-destructive test and have proved to be a partial substitute for fine aggregate. Durability studies such as water absorption, acid attack and sulphate attack also gave better experimental proof for the sustainable reuse of this waste material. The research reveals 5% replacement is the optimum considering all the test result values. The paper leads to advanced research for the suitability of the material in the construction industry.
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