Special Issue "Recycling Waste in Construction Materials"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jessica Giró Paloma
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Guest Editor
Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física, Universitat de Barcelona, C/Martí i Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Materials in the construction field; Recycling; Valorization; By-products; Revalorization and environment; Inertization; MSW usage for construction aggregates; Thermal and acoustic insulation; Leaching tests; Materials for the improvement of energy efficiency; Thermal Energy Storage; Industrial processes; Pilot plants; Optimization processes, Circular economy; Alkali-activated materials; Magnesium phosphate cements; Pozzolanic reaction; Ceramic materials; Lightweight materials
Dr. Joan Formosa Mitjans
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Departament de Ciència de Materials i Química Física, Universitat de Barcelona, C/Martí i Franquès 1, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Materials in the construction field; Recycling; Valorization; By-products; Revalorization and environment; MSW usage for construction aggregates; Thermal and acoustic insulation; Industrial processes; Pilot plants; Optimization processes, Circular economy; Fire behavior; Fire-proof materials; Alkali-activated materials; Magnesium phosphate cements; Pozzolanic reaction; Lime; Ceramic materials; Lightweight materials; CO2 sequestration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recycling is a key part of decreasing present-day waste. The reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste maintains an ecological economy by substituting crude material contributions to, and diverting waste yields out of, the monetary framework.

Due to the growing amount of residual waste, it is encouraged to apply a waste hierarchy to provide viable alternatives in managing waste and efficiently using resources to move towards a low-carbon economy. This includes the development of sustainable alternatives that can reuse different kinds of waste by formulating them into secondary materials.

Human activities, such as construction, impact the environment. Recycling waste reduces disposal costs and carbon emissions. It also helps to comply with environmental legislation and landfill restrictions. In this sense, it is important to find appropriate alternatives to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in the field of construction.

This “Recycling Waste in Construction Materials” Special Issue solicits contributions on some of the following areas and subjects:

  • Sustainable development and production considering management, instruments, methods, and processes
  • Innovation processes and methodologies related to improving the productivity of waste/by-products and resource management practices
  • Life cycle assessment and management of waste/by-products to improve their efficiency and productivity
  • Construction and demolition waste (CDW). Properties and applications of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste
  • Development of construction material from nontraditional concrete including waste/by-products
  • Geopolymers and alkali-activated materials
  • Magnesium phosphate cements
  • Repairing materials
  • Lightweight materials and aggregates
  • Reliability studies of formulations including waste/by-products
  • Aggressive environments: damage and fracture
  • Long-term behavior
  • Environmental assessments of construction materials including waste/by-products
  • Recycling and reuse
  • Landfill disposal
  • Economic analysis

Dr. Jessica Giró Paloma
Dr. Joan Formosa Mitjans
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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Keywords

  • construction materials
  • waste recycling and management
  • demolition wastes
  • secondary materials
  • aggregates
  • reuse
  • life cycle assessment
  • landfill
  • profit and revaluation of industrial wastes and by-products
  • revalorization
  • valorization
  • inertization
  • environment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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