Experimental Studies on Durability of Concrete Using Textile Effluent
An attempt was made to use the waste water from textile industry for construction purpose, so that the shortage in water can be greatly reduced and the waste water can be suitably disposed for safe guarding the environment. The basic properties of the treated and untreated water from the textile industry were tested and the results were found to be satisfactory such that it can be used for construction purposes. By using the waste water from the textile industry cubes, cylinders and beams were cast and tested for its mechanical properties (compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength etc) and the result was found to be satisfactory. Hence the experiment was continued on for durability studies where the chloride attack, sulphate attack, acid attack, alkali aggregate reaction etc was studied. In this experimental study the results of specimen's cast using treated and untreated textile water were compared with the specimens cast with potable water. Since there was some attack due to above attack parameters, admixtures were added to counter act the same and the results were found to be satisfactory.
Keywords: calcium nitrate, concare, flyash, compressive strength.
Journal of Civil Engineering Research and Practice Vol. 5 (1) 2008: pp. 29-42