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M- sand versus river sand/Difference between M-sand and river sand.

M-sand

River sand


Let us now compare M-sand with the river sand.  




Sl.No.

Description

   M-sand

    River sand

1.
Availability
 Artificial
 Natural
2.
Oversized materials   
 ____
2 - 8 %
3.
Silt/clay   
  ____
4 - 20 %
4.
Organic & marine impurities   
  ____
1 - 4 %
5.
PH value  
10 to 11  
 8 to 9
6.
Sieving
Not required
Required
7.
Price  
Rs.        X /-
Rs.   1.4 to 1.8X/-
8.
Segregation
More (can be controlled  
   by plasticizers)
.
Less in comparison.
9.
Workability   
More w/c ratio
Standard w/c ratio
10.
Bulk density
15.1 KN/cum  
14.5 KN/cum.
11.
Vibration
Less in comparison   
More in comparison
12.
Usage  
Recommended for concrete and brickwork
For concrete, brickwork &
plastering.
13.
Concrete strength  
 More or equal
Less or equal
14.
Quality
Can be controlled in the
manufacturing process

 Depends upon the available material.
15.
Eco-friendly
Less harmful
More harmful

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