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A lot of environmental concerns are increasing day after day result in the raise of solid waste in large quantities in
the world resulting from the demolition of buildings and various industrial and commercial activities. This research
provides the possibility of reusing one of these wastes solid aluminum scrap (Als) by using it to produce a modified
type of cement mortar. The research focuses on the mechanical behavior of the new cement mortar type obtained
by adding aluminum scrap by different percentages (1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, and 5%) as a replacement ratio from the
weight of sand mixed with Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). The findings of this research indicated the possibility of
using aluminum waste material in certain limits where the compressive strength significantly reduced by increasing
the percentage of Als. The most interesting observation was to increase the volume of the mixture by increasing the
ratio of Als. According to the results, it is possible to use this type of cement mortar to produce lightweight structural
members such as slabs, bricks, etc. Finally, the general formulation was proposed based on the regression analysis
and experimental measurements to give a capture of the compressive strength of mortar under any variables alter
(age of specimen and/or quantity of aluminum replacement).
The authors would like to thank Mustansiriyah University
(www.uomustansiriyah.edu.iq) Baghdad-Iraq for its support
in the present work.
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