Title: Utilisation of agro waste in the development of fired clay bricks – a review

Authors: Arti M. Sorte; Ajay N. Burile; Archana R. Chaudhari; Animeshchandra Haldar

Addresses: Priyadarshini Bhagwati College of Engineering, Harpur Nagar, Umred Road, Nagpur, 440024, Maharashtra, India ' Priyadarshini Bhagwati College of Engineering, Harpur Nagar, Umred Road, Nagpur, 440024, Maharashtra, India ' Priyadarshini Bhagwati College of Engineering, Harpur Nagar, Umred Road, Nagpur, 440024, Maharashtra, India ' Priyadarshini Bhagwati College of Engineering, Harpur Nagar, Umred Road, Nagpur, 440024, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Bricks are one of the most basic building materials used in construction field. To overcome the environmental issues related to pollution and energy problems, it is necessary to find out alternative material to replace clay in brick development. It is also required to reuse and recycle the products at the end of their lives. Use of agricultural waste as an alternative raw material in the manufacturing of fired clay bricks is attracting attention due to sustainability issues. This paper reviews the investigations carried out by various researchers on the use of agricultural residue as a partial replacement in the manufacturing of fired clay bricks. This study also emphasises on the economical value of utilisation of agricultural waste into useful products. The basic aim of this study is to review the various possibilities of utilisation of waste materials for the production of fired clay bricks in particular.

Keywords: agro bricks; agricultural waste; clay bricks; compressive strength; ecofriendly; fired bricks; oat husk; rice husk; sustainable; sugarcane bagasse ash.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2020.110400

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2020 Vol.26 No.4, pp.531 - 550

Received: 28 Feb 2019
Accepted: 04 Jun 2019

Published online: 30 Apr 2020 *

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