Fadi Althoey and Md. Akter Hosen



In a sustainable approach, it is essential to reduce waste materials for improving the urban environmental performance leads to development in the livable, sustainable, and greener city.

In pursuit of this goal, iron lathe waste was used in this study as a replacement of fine aggregate to produce sustainable concrete. Iron lathe waste is generally a waste material from the lathe machine, which is abundantly available to an extent.

These waste materials may lead to environmental and health concerns. Therefore, the main goal of this study is to experimentally examine the physio-mechanical characteristics of sustainable concrete incorporating lathe iron waste.The lathe iron waste dusts (LIWD) were used as a partial replacement of fine aggregate in different levels by weight (5%, 10%, 15%, and 20%) to fabricate the sustainable concrete.

The mechanical and physical properties of sustainable concrete were investigated by conducting tests, such as workability, ultrasonic pulse velocity, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and flexural strength to investigate the properties of the alternative concrete comparing with that of conventional concrete.

The experimental results showed that the LIWD significantly enhanced the tensile, flexural, and compressive strength of the concrete up to 13%, 19%, and 38%, respectively. Therefore, LIWD can potentially improve the serviceability of the structural elements. View Full-Text.



lathe; iron; waste; strength; eco; environment; concrete