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Foundry Sand Facts for Civil Engineers

General Interest: provides practical guidance to engineers responsible for the day-to-day design, construction, rehabilitation, maintenance, and management of pavements.

Primary Topic: Materials-General

Description: Document provides technical information about the various civil engineering applications of spent foundry sand. Metal foundries use sand as part of the metal casting process. When the sand can no longer be used in that process it is removed and then it can be reused as material for highway construction. The document provides details on the various uses in highway applications.

FHWA Publication Number: FHWA-IF-04-004

Publication Year: 2004

Document Links: PDF (file size: 0.3 mb)

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Updated: 02/20/2015

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