With the depletion of natural industrial mineral resources, such as construction aggregates, and the increasing emphasis on the protection of the environment from expanding waste generation, it is critical that the utilization of various secondary products and wastes as construction materials be examined. The increased use of mining and metallurgical wastes in construction will decrease the demand on the available natural resources and help to solve many perplexing disposal problems in mining and industrial areas. Trends in the utilization of mining and metallurgical waste in construction have been determined from general waste recycling surveys of North American and British construction agencies, supplemented by literature surveys. This informtation is being incorporated into a data bank on waste utilization that is continually updated. In some cases laboratory studies on particularly promising secondary products and wastes, such as taconite tailings, slags, spent pickle liquors, fly ashes, waste limes, etc., have been conducted. Some of these studies, and other examples of potential waste recycling in construction, are presented to indicate the trends in utilization, some of the techniques developed for particular applications, the general economics involved and requirements for future research.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McMaster University

    Department of Civil Engineering, 1280 Main Street West
    Hamilton, Ontario  Canada  L8S 4M2
  • Authors:
    • Emery, J J
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 18
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2001 12:00AM