Recycled Aggregates: Materials and Uses


Series: Materials Science and Technologie

BISAC: TEC010000

With the rapid rise in our needs and requirements, the amount of waste generated by modern cities is also increasing at an unprecedented rate. This problem is global in nature and most countries around the world need appropriate waste management strategies. These measures include disposal and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, and recycle). Each of these strategies has its own share of pros and cons. An increasing emphasis is being placed on the application of the 3Rs, especially from the environmental perspective.

Construction & demolition (C & D) waste is generated when new infrastructure is built and/or older structures are demolished or renovated. Hundreds of millions of tons of such waste are generated worldwide annually, making it one of the most significant waste generating activities in the world. One way to take care of a significant fraction of this waste is as recycled aggregates (RA), wherein the waste is crushed to the dimensions of coarse and fine aggregates and is used for various activities, most notably in manufacturing of concrete. Other uses may include landfilling, manufacturing of tiles, bricks, pavement blocks, etc. Recently, other types of wastes such as used PET bottles have also been studied as a source of recycled aggregates.

This book deals with the various socio-economic, technical, environmental, and policy issues related to the application of various types of recycled aggregates in different countries around the world. This is a continually evolving area of applied research which needs further emphasis not only from researchers, but planners and regulators as well.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Recycled Aggregates
(Anamika Paul – Sharda University, India)

Chapter 2. Recycled Concrete Aggregates: Performance Evaluation in Previous Concrete
(Hussein Adebayo Ibrahim, Soon Poh Yap, Yingxin Goh – University of Malaya, Malaysia)

Chapter 3. Recycled Aggregates Based on Plastic Waste from WEEE
(Lucas E. Peisino, Ariel L. Cappelletti, Melina Gomez, Rosana gaggino, Barbara B. Raggiotti, Jeronimo Kreiker – CEVE-CONICET, Argentina)

Chapter 4. Use of Various Wastes as Aggregates in Construction for Best Practices in Improvement of Circular Economy
(Athar Hussain, Varun Bhasin – NSUT West campus, India)

Chapter 5. Recycled Ceramics and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Bottles for Eco-Friendly Concrete Production – Review
(P.O. Awoyera, N.W. Iweriebor, G. Mark – Covenant University, Nigeria)

Chapter 6. Use of Recycled Aggregate from Construction and Demolition Waste for the Production of Concrete
(Emilia Barros, Stela Fucale, Angelo Just – University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Quantifying Thermal Effects on the Near-Surface Layer of RCA-Concrete
(Iqbal marie – The Hashemite University, Jordan)

Chapter 8. Performance of Different Grades of Self-Compacting Concrete (SCC) with Recycled Concrete Aggregates (RCA)
(K. Jagannadha Rao, Srinivas Vasam, India)

Chapter 9. Application of Recycled Concrete Aggregates in Flexible Pavements
(Chidozie Maduabuchukwu Nwakaire, Soon Poh Yap, Chiu Chuen Onn, Choon Wah Yuen – University of Malaya, Malaysia)

Chapter 10. Pulsed Power Technology for Reproducing High-Quality Recycled Aggregate
(Eva Arifi, Mitsuhiro Shigeishi – Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia)

Chapter 11. A Conceptual Framework for the Recycling of Aggregates in the Sustainable Management of Construction and Demolition Waste
(Alpana Gupta, Athar Hussain – NSUT West Campus, India)


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