Utilisation potentials of industrial/mining rejects and tailings as building materials

Amit Rai (Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India)
D.B.N. Rao (Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India)

Management of Environmental Quality

ISSN: 1477-7835

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide information on the present status of waste‐based building materials technologies in India.

Design/methodology/approach

Numerous approaches are used, including the collection of authentic information on the demand for building materials in India; the availability of key building materials; the utilization of waste from mining, industrial and ore beneficiation industries and R&D status in their role as secondary resource materials; abstract information on proven technologies and future prospects; and aspects of technology transfer.

Findings

Proven technologies in waste utilization are being standardized and a certification scheme has been introduced through the Building Material & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC) and government incentives for all waste.

Practical implications

The paper emphasizes the role of the BMTPC in the dissemination of information and the demonstration of new technologies, and also on emphasizes the favorable impact on environmental aspects.

Originality/value

The paper's findings may encourage the establishment of a wide database on the new technologies of building materials utilizing various wastes.

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Citation

Rai, A. and Rao, D. (2005), "Utilisation potentials of industrial/mining rejects and tailings as building materials", Management of Environmental Quality, Vol. 16 No. 6, pp. 605-614. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777830510623673

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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