Evaluation of the potential for using Greenlandic marine sediments for brick production

Louise Josefine Belmonte, Ida Maria Gieysztor Bertelsen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

    250 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    Fine grained marine sediments from near the Greenlandic towns of Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut were assessed as raw materials for local production of building bricks. The assessment included both analysis of the sediment characteristics and physical properties of miniature test brick pellets. The sediment samples were, in general, very similar in respect to the investigated properties and compared well with brick clays from other parts of the world. The variable chloride content observed in two of the sediments could be a concern and should be investigated further.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering : Conference workshop on Cold Region Engineering
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering
    Publication date2016
    Pages1-6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-8-77877-445-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventInternational RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
    Duration: 15 Aug 201629 Aug 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational RILEM Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering
    LocationTechnical University of Denmark
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityKgs. Lyngby
    Period15/08/201629/08/2016
    SeriesB Y G D T U. Rapport
    NumberByg R-352
    ISSN1601-2917

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Evaluation of the potential for using Greenlandic marine sediments for brick production'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this