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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Different Kinds of Concrete Containing Waste for Sustainable Construction

Department of Engineering, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Isola C4, Centro Direzionale Naples (NA) 80143, Italy
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Buildings 2018, 8(5), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8050070
Received: 19 February 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 2 May 2018 / Published: 11 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Building Sustainability Assessment)
Concrete production causes significant environmental damage during its entire life cycle due to the large consumption of natural aggregate. The aim of this research was to use the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology to conduct a comparative analysis of four different concrete mixtures, i.e., construction and demolition waste (CDW), incinerator ashes, marble sludge, and blast furnace slag. The LCA study was implemented in the Campania Region of Italy. The main contribution of the study was that it proposed the use of “green” recycled aggregates in concrete production in order to assess the reduction of potential adverse impacts, from both environmental and energy perspectives. SimaPro© software was used to conduct the analysis. The main results of the research showed that the recycled aggregates that were analyzed were preferable to traditional concrete. In particular, the recycled aggregate that had the least adverse impact on the environment was blast furnace waste. View Full-Text
Keywords: LCA; C&D waste; MSWI; marble sludge; recycled aggregate concrete; blast furnace slags LCA; C&D waste; MSWI; marble sludge; recycled aggregate concrete; blast furnace slags
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Colangelo, F.; Forcina, A.; Farina, I.; Petrillo, A. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Different Kinds of Concrete Containing Waste for Sustainable Construction. Buildings 2018, 8, 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8050070

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Colangelo F, Forcina A, Farina I, Petrillo A. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Different Kinds of Concrete Containing Waste for Sustainable Construction. Buildings. 2018; 8(5):70. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8050070

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Colangelo, Francesco, Antonio Forcina, Ilenia Farina, and Antonella Petrillo. 2018. "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Different Kinds of Concrete Containing Waste for Sustainable Construction" Buildings 8, no. 5: 70. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8050070

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