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Volume 15 article 420 pages: 122 - 127
The management of mining waste is one of the major
environmental problems which are facing the mining professionals, during their
activity and even after the closure of the mine. Indeed, excavated materials
from mines belong to a category of waste, and especially when dealing with an
open pit, are generally left on the surface.In this experimental study, the
utilization of sand waste marble dust as an additive in cement production has
been investigated. The aggregate used in this study is a sand of marble wastes
(excess loads of sand exposed to bad weather conditions) of the derived marble
quarry from Fil-fila (Skikda, east of Algeria). The study focuses the effect of
marble waste sand fillers substitution in the cement paste and mortar (5, 10,
15 and 20%) with a finesse greater than that of cement, to compare the results
obtained through control samples (0%) of cement paste properties in the fresh
condition and the mechanical performances of mortar in the hardened condition.
The obtained results show that the sand marble wastes fillers can be
technically used as additive in cement. Therefore, it can be possible to
prevent the environmental pollution especially in this region with excessive
marble production and to well manage natural resources.
authors would thank the staff of the Civil Engineering Laboratories in Skikda
University, the National school of Algiers for their assistance and support
during this study’s course and GICA Company (Hdjar EL Soud), for their generous
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