Value addition in Waste Foundary sand through Ceramic Processing

Value addition in Waste Foundary sand through Ceramic Processing

Pranab Das

Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering,

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangalore, India

and

 

Student Associates

Anish Kumar,  Bishnu Sarkar and Anuj Singh

Faculty of Engineering,

CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Bangalore, India

 

Executive Summary

 

In Belgaum, Karnataka a vast amount of waste foundry sand is generated from the Belgaum foundry cluster units and its disposal as a solid waste is difficult due to environmental regulations. Management of Belgaum Foundry Cluster requested for a collaboration for finding suitable avenues for value addition of the waste.

 

Accordingly a few projects were taken up in Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department. Experimental trials indicated that the material is suitable for value addition replacing common sandy soil used in red brick manufacture and meets the regulatory requirement of minimization of common sand used in civil constructions. Based on the successful laboratory scale trials commercial trials are being planned presently in red brick manufacturing cluster at Malur, Karnataka. Techno-economic considerations indicate a three-fold increase in profit if the red bricks are manufactured from waste foundry sand with replacement of sandy clay used in common red brick manufacture.

 

Year of Publication: December 2014

ISBN:     978-93-82305-75-0

Working paper: Vol 21 (2014-15)

Pages    v,  13

Price: available on request

Funded by Centre for Research-Projects-CHRIST (Deemed to be University),

Published by Centre for Publications-CHRIST (Deemed to be University)