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IJESD 2010 Vol.1(2): 122-126 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2010.V1.25

Usage of Industrial Waste Products in Village Road Construction

Tara Sen 1 and Umesh Mishra2

Abstract—Now-a-days disposal of different wastes produced from different Industries is a great problem. These materials pose environmental pollution in the nearby locality because many of them are non-biodegradable. In recent years, applications of industrial wastes have been considered in road construction with great interest in many industrialised and developing countries. The use of these materials in road making is based on technical, economic, and ecological criteria. India has a large network of industries located in different parts of the country and many more are planned for the near future. Several million metric tons industrial wastes are produced in these establishments. If these materials can be suitably utilised in highway construction, the pollution and disposal problems may be partly reduced. Keeping in mind the need for bulk use of these solid wastes in India, it was thought expedient to test these materials and to develop specifications to enhance the use of these industrial wastes in road making, in which higher economic returns may be possible. The possible use of these materials should be developed for construction of low-volume roads in different parts of our country. A review of various Industrial wastes for use in the construction of highway has been discussed in this paper. The waste materials are fly ash, blast furnace slag, cement kiln dus tphosphogypsum, waste plastic bags, foundry sand and colliery sand , which are the industrial wastes posing problems in the disposal and being deposited near the industries in India.

Index Terms—Industrial Wastes, Fly Ash, Blast furnaceslag, Cement kiln dust, Phosphogypsum, Waste plastic bags, Foundry sand and colliery sand

1 National Institute of Technology, Agartala, India
2 National Institute of Technology, Agartala, India


Cite: Tara Sen and Umesh Mishra, "Usage of Industrial Waste Products in Village Road Construction," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 122-126, 2010.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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