The construction waste generated annually in India is around 165-175 million tonnes, as per 2019 India's insights. This paper investigates the use of brick waste (B/W) as an aggregate in Oil Well cement and studies it's viability. Bricks are made from calcination of alumino-silicate clay hence they are expected to have artificial pozzolanic material. The addition of B/W significantly influences particle volume fraction, which is further elaborated in this paper.
The construction industry in India is booming. Already at 10 percent of the GDP, it has been growing at an annual rate of 10 percent over the last 10 years against the world's average of 5.5 percent per annum and the built-up area is expected to grow 5 times by 2030. This will lead to a subsequent increase in construction waste, including brick waste. As per TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council), a Government of India agency, a new construction generates 40-60 kg of brick waste per sq. meter.