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Investigations into the recycling of quarry wastes from the South East of England

Investigations into the recycling of quarry wastes from the South East of England

Padfield, Anne Michele (2007) Investigations into the recycling of quarry wastes from the South East of England. PhD thesis, University of Greenwich.

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Abstract

This project looks at the potential for re-use of quarry wastes, in particular, Hassock, from the Lower Greensand, Hythe Beds, which in one Ragstone quarry alone, amounts to 100,000 tonnes of material annually. Quarry wastes have been solidified with a range of other waste products including Cement Kiln Dust, Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag and Pulverized Fuel Ash. The mixes were subjected to a CO2 atmosphere for varying lengths of time, to determine their carbonation potential and optimum CO2 exposure time, in order to produce pellets with optimum strength, measured by Aggregate Impact Value.

Pellets that had been hydrated before carbonated were stronger than those carbonated immediately. However, carbonating the mixes during pelletization was found to have a beneficial effect on final pellet strength. After further hydration in air for 6 weeks, the pH of these pellets was reduced considerably, when they were further carbonated for 24 hours in the CO2 chamber. Furthermore, strength was found to be substantially increased. The manufacture of these carbonated pellets will recycle CO2 and up to 4 waste streams and modify the quarry waste by reducing the dust component to a mere trace. The Aggregate Impact Value of pellets ranges from 14 to 19 and they have a bulk density of 1030 to 1100 kg/m3, making them potentially suitable for use as Light Weight Aggregates.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: uk.bl.ethos.443634
Uncontrolled Keywords: municipal solid wastes, recycling, reuse, waste handling,
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/6262

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