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dc.creatorEspuelas Zuazu, Sandraes_ES
dc.creatorOmer, Joshuaes_ES
dc.creatorMarcelino Sádaba, Saraes_ES
dc.creatorEcheverría, Angel Maríaes_ES
dc.creatorSeco Meneses, Andréses_ES
dc.identifier.issn0169-1317 (Print)
dc.identifier.issn1872-9053 (Electronic)
dc.description.abstractReplacement of fired bricks by unfired ones could be an effective way to reduce the building industryenvironmental footprint: Their manufacture not only requires less energy and natural resources but alsogenerates less waste. Bricks are based on the use of an additive cementitious material in the form of a binder,usually lime or cement. Such additives have a great environmental impact owing to the high energy consumptionand CO2during in their manufacturing process. In this article experiments are carried out in order to investigatethe applicability of a MgO rich industry by-product as a binder for the production of unfired clay bricks. Fromthe experiments, the MgO was observed to show ability to enhance the mechanical properties of a clay brick inmuch the same way as lime does. Water absorption tests on bricks revealed the superiority of MgO over lime inenhancing the durability properties of unfired bricks. The laboratory results demonstrate the high potential ofMgO based additives as alternative binders to the calcium based ones. Consequently, this offers opportunity forreducing the environmental impact associated with the use of fired clay bricks. In addition, it could allow aneffective way for the valorization of MgO containing industry by-products that currently discarded to landfillsen
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by Research Project OTRI 2011021091 with MAGNESITAS NAVARRAS S.A. company.en
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Clay Science, volume 146, 15 september 2017, pages 23-26en
dc.rights© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en
dc.subjectMagnesium oxideen
dc.subjectUnfired clay bricksen
dc.subjectPozzolanic reactionsen
dc.subjectMechanical propertiesen
dc.titleMagnesium oxide as alternative binder for unfired clay bricks manufacturingen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Proyectos e Ingeniería Rurales_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Landa Ingeniaritza eta Proiektuak Sailaeu
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dc.contributor.funderUniversidad Pública de Navarra / Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoaes

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. The manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
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