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5th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021

Recycling Potential of Limestone Cutting Wastes in West Bank, Palestine

Author(s) : MITSUO YOSHIDA, Suleiman Abu Mfarreh

Abstract

Cretaceous limestones are distributed almost all over the West Bank, Palestine, and these limestones are mined and widely used as stone materials for constructing local buildings and infrastructure. Moreover, the stone materials are exported surrounding countries as construction materials, which is one of the most abundant non-renewable natural resources in Palestine. A large amount of stone cutting waste and slurry are generated during the stone manufacturing process, but at present, these stone cutting waste and slurry are randomly dumped without being treated. However, if the generated limestone waste is properly sorted and treated, it can be recycled as concrete aggregate and/or other industrial commodities. In addition, it can be recycled as cement clinker, mortar plaster, and civil/agricultural use of quicklime. For sustainable development of Palestine, the stone resource is expected to be effectively and efficiently recycled

Conference Title : 5th International E- conference on Engineering, Technology and Management - ICETM 2021
Conference Date(s) : 25 April, 2021
Place : Online (Via Video Conference)
No fo Author(s) : 2
DOI : 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-192-4-10
Page(s) : 52-57
Electronic ISBN : 978-1-63248-192-4
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