Sustainable utilization of quartz sandstone mining wastes: Chloride and corrosion resistance

Sanjeev Kumar (Lead / Corresponding author), Ramesh Chandra Gupta, Sandeep Shrivastava, Laszlo Csetenyi

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There has been growing interest to reduce the use of conventional natural aggregates to promote sustainability in construction industry. In this study, quartz sandstones are substituted for natural igneous coarse aggregates in concrete and tested for chloride and corrosion resistance. The results indicate that the depth of chloride penetration increases with increasing quartz sandstone substitution, with similar depth of penetration to that of the control mixture observed up to approximately 20% replacement by volume. Results from corrosion potential measurements indicate no significant corrosion occurring in specimens made with either natural or coarse aggregates after 180 days of ponding.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06018026
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Issue number2
Early online date8 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


  • Chloride
  • Corrosion
  • Quartz sandstone
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials


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