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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Concrete Aggregate from Wastewater Sludge
Author(s): Michele St. George
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 27-30
Abstract:Seven million dry tons of sludge from wastewater treatment must be disposed of in the United States each year. The most common methods currently being used to accomplish this are ocean disposal, landfilling, and inceneration. The San Diego Region Water Recalmation Agency, however, has devised an innovative wastewater treatment plant that instead uses sludge to produce a lightweight building aggregate. The aggregate can be used in lightweight concrete blocks and structural concrete.
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