Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 3-2022


Water scarcity is a problem that faces many regions. In a developing and arid country like Egypt, the need for freshwater is exponentially increasing. This research is an evaluation of the recycled wastewater to be used in concrete manufacturing. The treated wastewater is blended with potable water with percentages of 25%, 50%, and 100%. The mixture of the two types of water is used in concrete mixing and curing. Control specimens with pure potable water are cast for comparison. The setting time for Ordinary Portland Cement is tested using the different water mixes. The hardened concrete is tested in compression and flexural at age of 7 days and 28 days. The results show that the treated wastewater may delay both the initial and final setting. The phenomenon is more pronounced in secondary treated wastewater. For the compressive strength, both treatment regimens can be safely used. The flexural strength is reduced at late ages.