Adhesion Problems in the Recycling of Concrete

  • Pieter C. Kreijger

Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Organization of the Advanced Research Institute on “Adhesion Problems in the Recycling of Concrete”

  3. Lectures, Discussions and General Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 15-34
    3. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 62-62
    4. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 88-90
    5. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 98-99
    6. H. K. Hilsdorf, S. Ziegeldorf
      Pages 101-123
    7. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 124-124
    8. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 161-161
    9. S. Frondistou-Yannas
      Pages 163-185
    10. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 186-186
    11. Pieter C. Kreijger
      Pages 187-192
  4. Workshops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Fragmentation of plain and reinforced concrete

      1. M. Geudelin
        Pages 197-199
      2. Peter Lindsell
        Pages 201-215
      3. Sidney Mindess, Sidney Diamond
        Pages 217-224
    3. Fragmentation of Prestressed Concrete

      1. Peter Lindsell
        Pages 227-235
      2. M. Geudelin
        Pages 237-239
    4. Contamination effects on fragmentation, fibre and polymer concrete

    5. Fragmentation of all types of concrete — research needs

    6. Recycling of Concrete (Aggregates for Use in Concrete)

    7. Re-Use of Concrete (Other Than as Aggregate for Concrete)

    8. Contamination Effects on Recycling and Re-Use

      1. Geoffrey Frohnsdorff
        Pages 353-357
      2. M. Geudelin
        Pages 359-362
      3. Geoffrey Frohnsdorff
        Pages 363-371
    9. Future Demolition-Friendly Materials

About this book


The building explosion during the years 1945-1960 will inevitably lead to increased demolition in the next decades since the lifetime distribution of structures no longer fulfills its functional social requirements in an acceptable way. In the building period mentioned there was a great increase in reinforced and prestressed concrete construction. Consequently there is now more and more concrete to be demolished. Increasingly severe demands will be made upon demolition technology, including the demand for human- and environment-friendly techniques. On the other hand, the possibility of disposing of debris by dumping is steadily diminishing, especially close to major cities and generally in countries with a high population density. At the same time in such countries and in such urban areas a shortage of aggregates for making concrete will develop as a result of restrictions on aggregate working because of its effect on the environment and because of the unavailability of aggregate deposits due to urban development. From the foregoing it follows that recycling and re-use of environment- and human-friendly demolished and fragmented building rubble should be considered. The translation of this general problem into terms of materials science is possible by forming clear ideas of adhesion and cohesion: the whole process of demolition, fragmentation, and recycling or re-use of concrete is to break the bonding forces between atoms and molecules and to form new bonds across the interfaces of various particles of either the same nature or a different nature.


Recycling adhesion construction deposits distribution environment iron materials materials characterization materials science nature polymer prestressed concrete structures translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Pieter C. Kreijger
    • 1
  1. 1.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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