Effect of Waste Brick as Mineral Admixture on the Mechanical Performance of Cemented Paste Backfill

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Kulekci G., ERÇIKDI B., Aliyazicioglu S.

World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences symposium (WMESS), Prague, Czech Republic, 5 - 09 September 2016, vol.44 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 44
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1755-1315/44/4/042039
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study presents the replacement and addition of granulated waste brick (WB) to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in a cemented paste backfill (CPB) of sulphide tailings. The addition and OPC rate is about 15-45% and 7% in weight respectively. Pozzolanic activity tests indicated the fineness of WB samples being the major factor of pozzolanic activity instead of chemical composition. All CPB samples displayed the required strength and durability when WB was used as an additive to OPC. On the other hand, a binder dosage of >7wt % was needed to apply the required 28-day strength of >= 0.7 MPa when the OPC was replaced by 15-45 wt% WB samples. The durability of CPB samples is closely inter-related with the calcination temperatures and glass phase content of WB.