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Sustainability has become an important aspect of developed countries throughout the world. Sustainability is the ability to use byproducts and or waste materials from industry and recycle these materials in such a way that the application of the materials provides a beneficial use in the anufacturing or construction sector.The transportation industry continues to incorporate sustainability into its projects. The industry is constantly trying new and innovative ways to recycle materials that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. Slag, a byproduct from the production of steel,
is one of these materials. The transportation sector has used slags as aggregates for subbase and base layers in roads. Some slags, like blast furnace slag, have been used in portland concrete cement (PCC) applications as well. The focus of this research is to investigate the feasibility of using steel slag as an aggregate for use in portland concrete
cement. Especially in Australia, this kind of second class cements are used in Cement Treated Base (CTB) as a sub-base of roads (not in surface course) and pavements. Thus, slags can be used as a raw material efficiently for an innovative idea in roads. An important aspect of this research was to complete a comprehensive review of other research that has been conducted on the use of steel slag as an aggregate. The research on the use of steel slag is planned gathering slags from partners and different European countries. The coordinator of this research Assoc.Prof.Nazife Doğan is expert on fracture mechanics. Thus, fracture mechanics principles are planned to be used first time in literature for this kind of research topic.


Increase resource efficiency through recycling of residues or remanufacturing (ERA-MIN Joint Call 2)


Associate Professor Doctor Nazife Erarslan
Adana Science and Technology University
Ogretmenler Bulvari 46278 Sokak No:3 Seyhan
01180 Adana
Phone: +903224500000
Organisation: Research Organization

Responsible NCP

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)