Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 17, Issue 1, 2015; Page No.(159-161)

EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON REPLACING POTABLE WATER WITH RICE MILL EFFLUENT IN CONCRETE

S. DEEPAK, G. MANJULA AND G. PRINCE ARULRAJ

Abstract

The effluent from the rice mills in Erode district of Tamilnadu, India is currently being wasted through direct discharge into land and waterways. With proper water quality control, this rice mill effluent can also be considered as a potential water resource for construction purpose. An attempt has been made to develop a method to reuse waste water from rice mills for making of concrete. The waste effluent from the rice mills in and around Erode is collected and the various basic characteristics of the effluent are analyzed. The properties of concrete prepared by using rice mill effluent are studied. The mechanical properties tests were carried to determine the feasibility of rice mill effluent for concrete. The results were compared against the tests conducted on control specimens which are prepared using potable water. The results showed that rice mill effluent can be used for the preparation of the concrete. In this paper, the feasibility of rice mill effluent for the preparation of concrete was studied.

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