Alternative aggregate materials: Properties of Mersey Silt

P F G Banfill, A C Benson

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    The production of MerseySilt and its possible contribution to the supply of construction aggregates in north-west England is discussed.

    Chemical and physical properties of the material have been determined and are considered in relation to its possible use in construction. It shows wide variations in particle size grading and organic content which will be important in the control of any aggregate production process. Possible uses are; (i) with the minimum of treatment as a concreting or mortaring sand; and (ii) after pelletising or extrusion and firing as coarse aggregate or bricks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)203-208
    Number of pages6
    JournalBuilding and Environment
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1979


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