A Conceptual Cost Benefit Analysis of Tailings Matrices Use in Construction Applications
1 Department of Civil Engineering, University College of Technology Sarawak, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
2 Department of Building Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada
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As part of a comprehensive research program, new tailings matrices are formulated of combinations of tailings and binder materials. The research program encompasses experimental and numerical analysis of the tailings matrices to investigate the feasibility of using them as construction materials in cold climates. This paper discusses a conceptual cost benefit analysis for the use of these new materials. It is shown here that the financial benefits of using the proposed new tailings matrices in terms of environmental sustainability are much higher when compared to normal sand matrices.
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