The Stone Slurry in Palestine from Environmental Burden to Economic Opportunities—Feasibility Analysis

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Abstract

This research will examine the potentially economic, environmental, and political impacts for recycling the stone slurry in Palestine through utilization of this slurry in the ready mix concrete industry. The utilization concept is concluded in incorporation of the stone slurry as a partial replacement of the fine ingredient of the concrete mix which is the natural sand, based on several empirical studies that have proved the possibility for this utilization. The proposed utilization would result in a rather integration between these two main economic sectors: stone industry, and ready mix concrete industry. The results of this research revealed significant economic and environmental gains in terms of money and natural resources saved if partial replacement of natural sand with fresh stone slurry has been adopted.

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Al-Joulani, N. and Salah, N. (2014) The Stone Slurry in Palestine from Environmental Burden to Economic Opportunities—Feasibility Analysis. Journal of Environmental Protection, 5, 1075-1090. doi: 10.4236/jep.2014.512106.

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