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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 11, No. 5, 2014, pp. 1297-1304
Bioline Code: st14127
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 5, 2014, pp. 1297-1304

 en Mortar composite based on wet oxidative degraded cellulosic spinney waste fibers
Saleh, H.M.; Eskander, S.B. & Fahmy, H.M.

Abstract

Textile industry has become an essential part of modern society, andwaste production is an inevitable outcome of the developmental activities. Present paper outlines a direct approach toward a real problem of managing spinney waste fibers generated during textile industry. Simultaneously, shortage in landfill disposal space is another trouble associated with dumping of these hazardous wastes. Direct incorporation of these wastes into cementitious materials faces some disadvantages, so a partial oxidative degradation treatment was performed for those wastes in laboratory-scale experiments. Slurry resulted from the degradation process was incorporated into a mixture of cement/sand as hydrating agent to produce a mortar composite. Mechanical integrity andweight stability of the mortar composite produced were evaluated at the end of setting and hardening period under different variables. Based on the experimental results, the nominated mortar composite could be considered as an added-value product suitable for various applications, for example inert matrix for immobilization of some lowand intermediate levels radioactive wastes, decorative tiles, building bricks, light concrete.

Keywords
Cellulosic spinney waste fibers; Wet oxidation; Immobilization; Cement; Mortar composite; Waste management

 
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