International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part G (2016)
Manufactured sand with silica fume, an alternative to river sand and in concrete industry
Dr. T Suresh Babu, M Anveshkumar
Scarcity of good quality Natural River sand due to depletion of resources and restriction due to environmental consideration has made concrete manufactures to look for suitable alternative fine aggregate. One such alternative is “Manufactured sand”. Though manufactured sand has been in use in concrete manufacturing in India, the percentage of its contribution is still very negligible in many parts of the country. Except in Kerala and in some pockets in Southern and Western India, real processed manufacture sand is not available and this makes manufacturing of good quality of concrete very difficult. The application of concrete meeting the specification is of paramount importance, to ensure construction of durable R.C.C. structure. Hence durable concrete covers and bears the responsibility of sustaining the entire R.C.C. structure throughout it service life. It can be used in concrete as viable alternative to natural sand. This paper puts forward the applications of manufactured sand as an attempt towards sustainable development in India. It will help to find viable solution to the declining availability of natural sand to make eco-balance.
How to cite this article:
Dr. T Suresh Babu, M Anveshkumar. Manufactured sand with silica fume, an alternative to river sand and in concrete industry. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(3):441-448.