%0 Journal Article
	%A Flavio Araujo and  Paulo Scalize and  Julio Lima and  Natalia Vieira and  Antonio Albuquerque and  Isabela Santos
	%D 2015
	%J International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 99, 2015
	%T Soil-Cement Floor Produced with Alum Water Treatment Residues
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10005228
	%V 99
	%X From a concern regarding the environmental impacts caused by the disposal of residues generated in Water Treatment Plants (WTP's), alternatives ways have been studied to use these residues as raw material for manufacture of building materials, avoiding their discharge on water streams, disposal on sanitary landfills or incineration. This paper aims to present the results of a research work, which is using WTR for replacing the soil content in the manufacturing of soil-cement floor with proportions of 0, 5, 10 and 15%. The samples tests showed a reduction mechanical strength in so far as has increased the amount of waste. The water absorption was below the maximum of 6% required by the standard. The application of WTR contributes to the reduction of the environmental damage in the water treatment industry.
	%P 377 - 380