Recycled aggregates in concrete production: Engineering properties and environmental impact

Mohammed Seddik Meddah*

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةConference articleمراجعة النظراء

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Recycled concrete aggregate is considered as the most abundant and used secondary aggregate in concrete production, other types of solid waste are also being used in concrete for specific purposes and to achieve some desired properties. Recycled aggregates and particularly, recycled concrete aggregate substantially affect the properties and mix design of concrete both at fresh and hardened states since it is known by high porosity due to the adhered layer of old mortar on the aggregate which results in a high water absorption of the recycled secondary aggregate. This leads to lower density and strength, and other durability related properties. The use of most recycled aggregate in concrete structures is still limited to low strength and non-structural applications due to important drop in strength and durability performances generated. Embedding recycled aggregates in concrete is now a current practice in many countries to enhance sustainability of concrete industry and reduce its environmental impacts. The present paper discusses the various possible recycled aggregates used in concrete production, their effect on both fresh and hardened properties as well as durability performances. The economic and environmental impacts of partially or fully substituting natural aggregates by secondary recycled aggregates are also discussed.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
رقم المقال05021
دوريةMATEC Web of Conferences
مستوى الصوت101
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - مارس 9 2017
الحدث1st Sriwijaya International Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology, SICEST 2016 - Bangka Island, Indonesia
المدة: نوفمبر ٩ ٢٠١٦نوفمبر ١٠ ٢٠١٦

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