A synopsis about production of brick from lightweight and waste material – A review

Abdollah Ardeshir, pedram Farnood Ahmadi


Contrast between energy supply and development of industries, especially construction industry and control of environmental risks have been superb challenge this days. High-energy consumption, emission greenhouses gas (GHG) and the release of waste materials have been increased according to development of construction industry and population growth more than before. There are two aspects that need to be considered: the energy supply or generation and the consumption side. Therefore, with respect to the consumption side and mitigation of environmental risks many studies have been done to modify brick’s properties. The aim of this research is presentation of brick’s manufacturing review to investigate the application of different types of lightweight aggregates and waste materials to produce bricks. Finally, with regard to the concerns that have been expressed before, it seems preparation of high-heat insolation bricks at low temperature by alternative binders is the best way to mitigate CO2 emission. Also, additional research to standardize bricks made from waste materials and enhancing their plausibility is required.

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