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Construction material
Industrial wastes
Silicomanganese slag


The rapid urbanization and industrialization of a country tends to generate large volume of industrial waste in the environment. In this sustainability era, feasibility of recycling industrial waste has gained attention by researchers and industry practitioners. Silicomanganese (SiMn) slag is a common industrial waste produced in the ferro-alloy smelting plant in Sarawak. This paper intends to present a review on the feasibility of recycling SiMn slag into a more sustainable construction material. A desktop study has been conducted to explore the feasibility of SiMn slag on its engineering aspects. Review indicated that SiMn slag is potential to be recycled as an alternative cementitious material. By replacing cement with SiMn slag, it will not only bring the positive impact on the economical aspect but also environmental aspect. This suggestion is critical in responding the call of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of being responsible on the products consumption and production through promoting sustainable use of generated industrial wastes.



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