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Title: A review paper: Emerging conversions of food-agro waste into building & construction material
Authors: Agrawal, Avlokita
Gupta R.
Published in: Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association
Abstract: A substantial quantity of food & agriculture waste is generated worldwide. The rapid urbanization and industrial growth are creating a deficit for conventional construction and building material, as we have the depleted & limited available natural &virgin resources for sustaining infrastructure demand. Significant deforestation, illegal stone & sand mining is done to meet the demand each year. On the other hand, the massive amount of resourceful food and agriculture waste is piling up at landfill sites without any treatment. Tremendous energy is required to produce construction material which creates air, water, and soil pollution to an extent. Although food and agro-waste have the potential option to become new emerging material, studies explain how technologies could be cost-effective & environment-friendly. Learning from ancient history how our ancestors have utilized the limited resources to develop and sustain their life. Understanding the thoughts, the exploitation of natural resources can be minimized by utilizing the food and agriculture waste as an alternative construction material. That could also prevent unnecessary poring of resourceful materials to the dumpsites. This review paper is to find available literature and research articles to understand the emerging technologies by which food and agro waste can be converted into construction material. © 2019 and published by the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).
Citation: Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association, (2019), 343- 352
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Architectural Science Association
Keywords: Bio-plastic
Food-agro waste
Sustainable materials
ISBN: 9.78E+12
ISSN: 22093850
Author Scopus IDs: 57211510496
Author Affiliations: Kumar, A., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Agrawal, A., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [AR]

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