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Effect of Waste Marble Powder on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Concrete

Yumei Wang1,3, Jianzhuang Xiao1,*, Jintuan Zhang1,2,4,*

1 Department of Structural Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China
2 College of Earth Sciences, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, 541004, China
3 College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Nanning University, Nanning, 541699, China
4 Guangxi Key Laboratory of Disaster Prevention and Engineering Safety, Guangxi University, Nanning, 530004, China

* Corresponding Authors: Jianzhuang Xiao. Email: email; Jintuan Zhang. Email: email

Journal of Renewable Materials 2022, 10(10), 2623-2637.


The emission of greenhouse gases from cement production is an obstacle for sustainable development of construction industry. The use of waste materials in constructions instead of cement could be a feasible solution to green construction. Waste marble powder with good cementing property can be used in concrete partially replace cement. In this research, the effects of using waste marble powder on the physical and mechanical properties of concrete have been studied. Three groups of particle size and five levels of replacement ratio (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%) for each group have been designed. During the different stage of hydration process, the microstructure, phase composition and thermal properties of marble-cement paste have been investigated, the influence of particle size of marble powder on these properties has been discussed. The compressive strength and stressstrain relation were tested for different series prepared by partially replacing cement at proportions of 5%– 25% separately. From the data analysis, it was observed that the using of waste marble powder would affect the hydration products and further affect the mechanical properties of concrete, the addition of marble powder that partially replace the cement at particular proportions in concrete is feasible.


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Wang, Y., Xiao, J., Zhang, J. (2022). Effect of Waste Marble Powder on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Concrete. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(10), 2623–2637.

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