Developing a Sustainable Concrete Using Ceramic Waste Powder

Tariq Umar, Abdullah Tahir, Charles Egbu, Mohamed Shaik Honnurvali, Messaoud Saidani, Ahmed Jalil Al-Bayati

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The change from a traditional utilization based society to a sustainable society is urgently needed because of the contamination of the natural environment, the depletion of the natural resources and the reduced capacity of the final waste disposal arrangements. Concrete is regarded as an advanced and major construction material which needs continuous innovation and improvement to reduce environmental impact. In the future, the demand for concrete will be increasing with the increase in population. This article presents an experimental study of using ceramic waste as a limited replacement with cement in structural concrete. Ceramic waste deposit, on one side, poses a number of environmental challenges, ranging from air, water and soil contaminations but on another side, it has cementitious properties. Concrete mixtures with different percentage of ceramic waste powder were produced, tested and compared in terms of compressive strength. As a result, the maximum compressive strength achieved with a 30% ceramic waste. The purpose of this study was to examine the performance of cement concrete with different percentage of ceramic waste powder, it needs to be noted that such performance may be varied when the grade of cement or chemical composition of ceramic waste powder will be changed. The long-run performance (after 28 days) of such concrete and especially when used with reinforcement need to be investigated further.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration and Integration in Construction, Engineering, Management and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, London 2019
EditorsSeyed Ahmed, Paul Hampton, Salman Azhar, Amelia Saul
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-48465-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-48464-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


  • Concrete technology & manufacture
  • Natural resources
  • Pollution
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry


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