Mechanical and durability properties of concretes containing recycled lime powder and recycled aggregates
Petrou, Michael F.
According to a recent report by the European Commission, within the European Union, the construction and demolition wastes come to at least 450 million tons per year. Roughly 75% of the waste is disposed to landfill, despite its major recycling potential. The bulk constituents of demolition debris are concrete (50-55%) and masonry (30-40%) with only small percentages of other materials such as metals, glass and timber. In Cyprus, at present, recycling of waste materials is practically inexistent and almost the entire demolition waste products are disposed in landfill sites, with all possible economic, technical and environmental impacts. This research paper presents the evaluation and the effective reuse of waste construction materials, such as recycled lime powder (RLP) and recycled concrete aggregates (RCA), disposed to landfill sites in Cyprus, due to the lack of a lucid recycling policy and knowledge. Results show that both RLP and RCA have the potential to produce good quality and robust concrete mixtures both in terms of mechanical and durability performance.
Published inConstruction and Building Materials
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Holderness, G. (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992)This book is an exercise in reading Shakespeare's history plays as history. It sets out to challenge Tillyard's view that the plays may be read as historical evidence for the providence-driven theory of history and as ...
Catulli, Maurizio (Oxford University Publishing, 2010)This chapter summarizes a case study involving recycled steel trader Abbey Steel Ltd. The company, with the assistance of the University of Hertfordshire Academics enhanced its customer retention by designing and implementing ...
Duc, P.A.; Brinks, E. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2001)Galactic collisions trigger a number of phenomena, such as transportation inward of gas from distances of up to kiloparsecs from the center of a galaxy to the nuclear region, fueling a central starburst or nuclear activity. ...