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Current Applications of Recycled Aggregates from Construction and Demolition: A Review

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Université Gustave Eiffel, MAST, GPEM, F-44344 Bouguenais, France
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Biomass Technology Centre, Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
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National Institute on Advanced Eco-Efficient Cement-Based Technologies, Department of Construction Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05508-070, Brazil
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Mineral Processing Laboratory, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 9500 Bento Gonçalves Avenue, Porto Alegre 91501-970, Brazil
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Departament d’Enginyeria Minera, Industrial i TIC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona Tech. Av. Bases de Manresa 61–63, Manresa, 08242 Barcelona, Spain
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Materials 2021, 14(7), 1700; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071700
Received: 23 February 2021 / Revised: 21 March 2021 / Accepted: 27 March 2021 / Published: 30 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recycled Materials for Concrete and Other Composites)
A literature review comprising 163 publications published over a period of 26 years from 1992 to 2018 is presented in this paper. This review discusses the generation and recycling of construction and demolition waste (CDW) as well as its main uses as raw materials for the construction engineering sector. This review pays attention to the use of CDW aggregates for sand, pavements/roads, bricks, ceramics, cementitious materials, and concrete productions, as well its uses as eco-friendly materials for water decontamination. The physical-chemical and mechanical characteristics of recycled aggregates play an important role in their correctly chosen applications. The results found in this literature survey allow us to conclude that recycled aggregates from CDW can be successfully used to produce construction materials with quality comparable to those produced with natural aggregates. We concluded that the use of CDWs as raw materials for manufacturing new construction materials is technically feasible, economical, and constitutes an environmentally friendly approach for a future construction and demolition waste management strategy. View Full-Text
Keywords: construction and demolition waste (CDW); CDW recycling; construction materials from CDW; recycled concretes; CDW adsorbents construction and demolition waste (CDW); CDW recycling; construction materials from CDW; recycled concretes; CDW adsorbents
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Reis, G.S.d.; Quattrone, M.; Ambrós, W.M.; Grigore Cazacliu, B.; Hoffmann Sampaio, C. Current Applications of Recycled Aggregates from Construction and Demolition: A Review. Materials 2021, 14, 1700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071700

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Reis GSd, Quattrone M, Ambrós WM, Grigore Cazacliu B, Hoffmann Sampaio C. Current Applications of Recycled Aggregates from Construction and Demolition: A Review. Materials. 2021; 14(7):1700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071700

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Reis, Glaydson S.d., Marco Quattrone, Weslei M. Ambrós, Bogdan Grigore Cazacliu, and Carlos Hoffmann Sampaio. 2021. "Current Applications of Recycled Aggregates from Construction and Demolition: A Review" Materials 14, no. 7: 1700. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071700

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