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UBC Okanagan researchers using pulp mill waste as a binder for road construction

Waste materials from the pulp and paper industry have long been seen as possible fillers for building products like cement, but for years these materials have ended up in the landfill. Now, researchers at UBC Okanagan are developing guidelines to use this waste for road construction in an environmentally-friendly manner.

This new research published by Sumi Siddiqua, associate professor at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, and postdoctoral research fellow Chinchu Cherian investigated using untreated PFA as an economically-sustainable low-carbon binder for road construction.

Courtesy of School of Engineering UBC Okanagan