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A Novel High Textured Concrete Mixture by using Multiple used Foundry Black Sand for the Construction of Architecturally Designed Green Buildings - An Alternate for Natural River Sand

Mr.A. Bakiyaraj, Dr.M.Subas Chandra Bose


Engineering designs and architects are having the ability to bring together not only just a material and also color, texture, strength, but people who have the ability to change how these materials affect the environments for both individuals and for the society. This article
deals with an alternate solution for scarcity of natural river sand which is widely used for construction sectors. Metal foundries used large amounts of sand as part of the metal casting process. Foundries successfully recycled and reuse the sand many times in a foundry. When the sand can no longer be reused in the foundry, it is removed from the foundry and is termed ‘Foundry Sand’. Foundry Sand is having high quality silica sand and it’s a by-product from the production of both ferrous and nonferrous metal castings. The primary metal casts include iron and steel from the ferrous family and aluminum, copper, brass and bronze from
the nonferrous family. In India, many foundries dump this waste in nearby area which creates an environmental problem. After the usage of sand about 3 to 4 times, it is dumped on land that sand is called used foundry sand. Used Foundry Sand can be partly replaced for natural
sand (fine aggregates) in concrete mixtures to improve durability properties. Foundry Sand is black in color and contain large amount of fines. The materials required for the replacement of fine aggregate are processed to the required specifications that could match with the properties of fine aggregate to be used in concrete for building. For a green building to be built, however, not only the use of green or sustainable materials is important, but the appropriate techniques and system for reasonable applications should also be taken in to account. This study proposed an alternate for natural river sand by used foundry black sand (UFS) to build green architect building.

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