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

Louise Josefine Belmonte, Ida Maria Gieysztor Bertelsen

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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
CountryDenmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
Period15/08/201629/08/2016
SeriesB Y G D T U. Rapport
NumberByg R-352
ISSN1601-2917

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Belmonte, L. J., & Bertelsen, I. M. G. (2016). Evaluation of the potential for using Greenlandic marine sediments for brick production. In International Conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering: Conference workshop on Cold Region Engineering (pp. 1-6). Technical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering. B Y G D T U. Rapport, No. Byg R-352