Coarse bauxite residue for roadway construction materials
MetadataShow full item record
About 25 million tonnes of bauxite residue (BR) from alumina refining are generated in Australia each year. Managing this residue is costly, and the reuse of coarse BRs is becoming an increasingly attractive and sustainable solution to the problem. Using coarse BR in road construction has the potential for large volume reuse. This study investigated whether coarse BR is a viable road base material in Western Australia. A pozzolanic-stabilised mixture was created to improve the properties ofthe residue to satisfy the minimum requirements for road base. Laboratory tests for resilient modulus and permanent deformation were then carried out. Comparisons were made between the stabilised residue and conventional road base material used in Western Australia. The performance of the stabilised residue was superior to that of the conventional material, which can provide improved performance when used as road base material in Western Australia.
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 2012, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10298436.2012.705843">http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10298436.2012.705843</a>
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Jitsangiam, Peerapong (2007)Australia produces approximately 40% of the world’s bauxite and over 30% of the world’s alumina. Each year, about 25 million tonnes of bauxite residue is produced in Australia, requiring storage and maintenance. The ...
Jitsangiam, Peerapong; Nikraz, Hamid (2013)About 25 million tonnes of bauxite residue from alumina refining are generated in Australia each year. Managing this residue is costly, and the reuse of coarse bauxite residues is becoming an increasingly attractive and ...
Jitsangiam, Peerapong; Nikraz, Hamid (2009)This study focuses on the viability of residue sand, a by-product from alumina refining, as road base materials in Western Australia. The soil stabilisation technique, a pozzolanic-stabilised mixture, was used to improve ...