Green environment is a challenging concern to accomplish in today’s world. This could be achieved through a beneficial recycling procedure by reusing solid waste materials. Ceramic tiles are widely used in most structures; its production creates waste powder. Concrete that contains solid waste is referred to as “Green” concrete. Using ceramic waste powder (CWP) as an alternative ingredient in concrete will have a positive environmental impact furthermore will help reserve natural resources. In this study CWP will be investigated as supplementary cementing material (SCM) in making concrete. The ceramic waste powder will be used as SCM with different dosages replacing cement. The effect of ceramic waste powder as SCM on the properties of fresh concrete will be investigated such as slump, slump loss and setting time. The properties of hardened concrete will be assessed through compressive strength development, drying shrinkage and durability characteristics was evaluated by rapid chloride permeability test (RCPT) and bulk electrical resistivity. Test results show that CWP can be used as SCM in making concrete. The outcomes of the study shed light on how CWP could be utilized effectively as an alternative ingredient of concrete and the optimum dosage for use which will result in an effective way for using solid waste and protecting the environment.
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