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Special Issue "Applications of Waste Recycling in Sustainable Concrete Construction"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Building".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 204

Special Issue Editor

Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Wasit University, Kut 52003, Iraq
Interests: recycled concrete, self-compacting concrete, and new concretes; impact performance of fibrous and multilayered concretes; abrasion of concrete in hydraulic structures; fire resistance of structures and structural materials; performance of concrete, steel and composite bridges under environmental thermal loads; bond, shear and flexural strengths of reinforced concrete beams and slabs; finite element analysis of structural members

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The climate changes we are experiencing nowadays are the result of the huge industry developments and the massive increase in the demand for materials for human daily needs. Incorporating recycled materials and industry byproducts into concrete helps reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry, which is one of the most damaging industrial fields in terms of environmental harm and the depletion of natural resources. Therefore, considerable scientific efforts have been directed towards developing environmentally friendly concrete. As a contribution to these efforts, this Special Issue aims to collect research works investigating the latest developments and properties of green concrete with recycled aggregates. The use of other recycled materials as aggregate, binder, fibers or additives is also of interest. Therefore, the submission of research and review articles highlighting the latest developments in the following fields of study is highly encouraged:

  • Concrete recycling and its environmental impact;
  • Mechanical and durability properties of recycled aggregate concrete;
  • Plastics as fine and coarse aggregate in concrete;
  • Recycled materials and natural materials as discrete or continuous concrete reinforcement;
  • Industry byproducts in concrete: mechanical properties and environmental impact;
  • Developments in green and geopolymer concrete and cementitious composites.  

I look forward to receiving your contributions. 

Prof. Dr. Sallal Rashid Abid
Guest Editor

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  • recycled concrete aggregate
  • recycled materials
  • waste materials
  • industry byproducts
  • recycled and natural fibers
  • environmental impact
  • sustainability
  • recycling for concrete industry

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