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Salah M. El-Haggar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166471

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166471.001.0001

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Innovation in the Marble and Granite Industry: Upcycle of Marble and Granite Wastes

Innovation in the Marble and Granite Industry: Upcycle of Marble and Granite Wastes

(p.249) Chapter 8 Innovation in the Marble and Granite Industry: Upcycle of Marble and Granite Wastes
Sustainability and Innovation

Rania Hamza

Salah El-Haggar

American University in Cairo Press

The dimension-stones industry is one of the oldest and largest industries worldwide. There are two main classes of rocks: calcareous and siliceous. The calcareous material, or marble, includes the whole class of carbonate rocks amenable to sawing and polishing. The siliceous material, or granite, includes the entire set of eruptive rocks with granular structure and poly-mineral composition, irrespective of quartz content. This chapter discusses the marble and granite production processes; environmental impact of waste generated from the extraction of marble and granite; the analysis of marble and granite waste; utilization of marble and granite waste in composite marble and cement manufacturing; utilization of marble waste in stone paper production; utilization of marble waste in production of water-based paints; and utilization of marble waste in fertilizer production.

Keywords:   stones, granite, marble, extraction, composite marble, cement manufacturing, stone paper, paint production, fertilizer production

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