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Brick manufacturing practice in Bangladesh: a review of energy efficacy and air pollution scenarios


Darain, Kh Mahfuz ud and Rahman, A. B. M. S. and Ahsan, Amimul and Saiful Islam, A. B. M. and Yusuf, Badronnisa (2013) Brick manufacturing practice in Bangladesh: a review of energy efficacy and air pollution scenarios. Journal of Hydrology and Environment Research, 1 (1). pp. 60-69. ISSN 2201-7313


Building structures and major construction works are booming in the urban areas of Bangladesh to keep up the rapid urbanization rate. Brick is an essential construction material for its building industries. To meet the need of construction, brickfields are growing sporadically here and there at the fringe zones and within the urban regions. Eventually, brickfields are producing major environmental pollutants. This paper highlights existing technologies of brick manufacturing as well as their emission which exceeds the tolerable limit and puts a threat to the environment. Treatise is also portrayed regarding techniques which could help minimizing the drawback of existing brick kiln technologies. Vertical Shaft Brick kiln might be an altern ative solution for the small investors in Bangladesh which is energy efficient and can minimize the air pollution to achieve a sustainable environment.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Institute of Advanced Technology
Publisher: EnviroWater Sydney
Keywords: Brick kilns; Environment; Energy consumption; Pollution; Green house gas emission
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 04:33
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 06:43
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28679
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