Research on the use of calcium carbide residue from the acetylene gas manufacturing factory to produce non-calcined brick

Nguyen Anh Duong, Phan Luu Anh, Tran Thi Man, Tran Thi Lan
Author affiliations


  • Nguyen Anh Duong Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Phan Luu Anh Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tran Thi Man Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tran Thi Lan Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam



calcium carbide residue, non-calcined brick, fly ash, portlandite


In Vietnam, calcium carbide residue (CCR) from the acetylene gas factories are not properly treated, causing serious environmental pollution. Based on mineral composition determined by XRD, calcium carbide residue consisted mainly of portlandite (70-72%), calcite (14-16%), hydrocalumite (6-8%), and chemical composition determined by XRF method composed of CaO (53.02%), LOI (39.72%). This calcium carbide residue can be used as a source of hydrated lime, mixed with fly ash, sand, and cement to produce non-calcined bricks and test results show that brick specimens achieved compressive strength 3.0-7.5 MPa, water absorption 12.3-17.5%, density 1.28-1.80kg/cm3. The test bricks satisfied Vietnamese standards for construction bricks.


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How to Cite

Duong, N. A., Anh, P. L., Man, T. T., & Lan, T. T. (2020). Research on the use of calcium carbide residue from the acetylene gas manufacturing factory to produce non-calcined brick. Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, 42(2), 141–151.




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