Special Issue "Properties and Novel Applications of Recycled Aggregates"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: sustainable construction materials; recycled aggregates; concrete technologies; ultra-high-performance concrete; computational modeling of concrete
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The aggregates used in construction are the natural resource more consumed in the world after the air and water. Due to the overexploitation, all the environmental laws reward the use of recycled materials to guarantee the reduction of the consumption of natural aggregates. The use of reclaimed aggregates, reused aggregates and recycled aggregates increase the sustainability in the construction activities. Nowadays, they are strategic materials in the manufacturing of green concrete and mortars and as road construction eco-efficient materials. In addition, the use of recycled aggregates from industrial or mining by-products present great potential in the construction activities as recycled aggregates and/or supplementary cementitious materials.
This Special Issue is open to new experiences in construction materials and/or works made with recycled aggregates, including:
-Reclaimed aggregates from returned concrete waste from the washed of the mixer truck (reclaimed aggregates);
-Recycled concrete aggregates from crushed old concrete of construction and demolition waste;
-Recycled ceramic aggregates from brick and tiles waste and/or ceramic sanitary waste;
-Recycled mixed waste of concrete and ceramic waste from construction and demolition waste;
-Recycled glass aggregates from cullet glasses;
-Recycled plastic aggregates from plastic waste, for example, recycled polycarbonate particles waste from electric wires;
-Recycled aggregates from iron and steel industry waste (granulated blast furnace slag, electric furnace slag, Steel furnace slag);
-Recycled aggregates from processed scrap tires like tire chips and crumb rubber;
-Furnace bottom ash and incinerator bottom ash;
-Recycled mine aggregates from mine waste (coal washer rejects, fluorite waste, granite cutting waste, etc);
-Others recycled aggregates like rice husk, woodchip, etc.
Prof. Fernando Lopez Gayarre
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