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Lightweight blended building waste in the production of innovative cement-based composites for sustainable construction

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    0543588 - ÚTAM 2022 RIV GB eng J - Journal Article
    Pokorný, J. - Ševčík, Radek - Šál, J. - Zárybnická, Lucie
    Lightweight blended building waste in the production of innovative cement-based composites for sustainable construction.
    Construction and Building Materials. Roč. 299, September (2021), č. článku 123933. ISSN 0950-0618. E-ISSN 1879-0526
    Institutional support: RVO:68378297
    Keywords : building waste * concrete production * thermal performance * sustainability
    OECD category: Materials engineering
    Impact factor: 7.693, year: 2021
    Method of publishing: Limited access
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123933

    Intensive quarrying of natural non-renewable resources belongs to the actual topics related to the dynamically developing construction industry worldwide. However, at the same moment, an appreciable quantity of construction and demolition waste (CDW) is generated, from which the primacy to concrete, ceramic and masonry derived materials is attributed. These are already traditionally applied in concrete manufacturing as supplementing and filing materials due to their good recycling ability. Nevertheless, a number of material blends which separation is complicated or highly financial demanding still remain and thus burden our environment. This work has been aimed at the effective application of lightweight blended building waste (LBW) in the manufacturing of eco-friendly concretes. Concrete mixtures with the volumetric content 0–100% of the waste blend have been prepared. The influence of LBW on 28 days’ water cured samples has been investigated with the application of a wide range of experimental procedures and various instrumental techniques. Performed tests revealed a substantial lightening effect of LBW – leading to hardened concretes with a unit weight of about 760 kg_m_3. On the other hand, a high rate of lightening caused considerable decrease in strength properties of produced composites. However, application of LBW up to 25% can be used to preserve usage of these blended concretes for construction applications. Other performed tests showed excellent thermal performance of waste aggregate enriched concretes, and thus these materials may find usage for special filling and flooring applications with minimum loading of bearing structures.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0320781

     
     
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