Design and verification of properties of heavy-weight concrete for the production of weights
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The paper deals with the design of composition and verification of the properties of heavy-weight concrete for the production of weights. Heavy weights from fine-grained heavy-weight concrete can be used as a substitute for harmful lead weights (sinkers) for fishing purposes. Lead fishing weights contaminate water, posing a risk to aquatic animals and birds. The production of fishing sinkers from heavy-weight concrete seems to be a possible substitute. A significant reduction in the use of lead fishing sinkers in the European Union is currently under preparation. The formulas of heavy-weight concrete from fine aggregate (fractions max. 2mm) were designed and tested. The consistency of concrete was designed for casting. The optimum vibration frequency of concrete compaction was determined at 75 Hz, resulting in a smooth, colourable surface. The density of the dried concrete after 28 days was 4000 kg.m-3 using a magnetite aggregate with an apparent density of 5.07 Mg/m3.
KeywordsHeavy-weight concrete, weights, fishing, vibration frequency of concrete compaction, magnetite aggregate
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2020, vol. 800, issue 1, p. 1-7.