Recycled Aggregate in Concrete

Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste

  • Jorge de Brito
  • Nabajyoti Saikia

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jorge de Brito, Nabajyoti Saikia
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jorge de Brito, Nabajyoti Saikia
    Pages 23-80
  4. Jorge de Brito, Nabajyoti Saikia
    Pages 81-113
  5. Jorge de Brito, Nabajyoti Saikia
    Pages 115-228
  6. Jorge de Brito, Nabajyoti Saikia
    Pages 379-429
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 431-445

About this book

Introduction

Concrete has become the most used man-made material in the world since its invention. The widespread use of this material has led to continuous developments such as ultra-high strength concrete and self-compacting concrete. Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste focuses on the recent developments in which the use of various types of recycled waste materials as aggregate in the production of various types of concrete.

By drawing together information and data from various fields and sources, Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste provides full coverage of this subject. Divided into two parts, a compilation of varied literature data related to the use of various types of industrial waste as aggregates in concrete is followed by a discussion of the use of construction and demolition waste as aggregate in concrete. The properties of the aggregates and their effect on various concrete properties are presented, and the quantitative procedure to estimate the properties of concrete containing construction and demolition waste as aggregates is explained. Current codes and practices developed in various countries to use construction and demolition waste as aggregates in concrete and issues related to the sustainability of cement and concrete production are also discussed.

The comprehensive information presented in  Recycled Aggregate in Concrete: Use of Industrial, Construction and Demolition Waste will be helpful to graduate students, researchers and concrete technologists. The collected data will also be an essential reference for practicing engineers who face problems concerning the use of these materials in concrete production.

Keywords

Construction Waste Demolition Waste Industrial Waste Recycled Aggregate Sustainable Construction

Authors and affiliations

  • Jorge de Brito
    • 1
  • Nabajyoti Saikia
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Civil Engineering and ArchInstituto Superior Técnico (IST)LisboaPortugal
  2. 2., Department of Civil Engineering and ArchInstituto Superior Técnico (IST)LisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4540-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4539-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4540-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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