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Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste

By: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal(Editor), Vivian WY Tam(Editor), João A Labrincha(Editor), Yining Ding(Editor), Jorge de Brito(Editor)

672 pages, b/w illustrations

Woodhead Publishing

Hardback | Jul 2013 | #210641 | ISBN-13: 9780857096821
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The civil engineering sector accounts for a significant percentage of global material and energy consumption and is a major contributor of waste material. The ability to recycle and reuse concrete and demolition waste is critical to reducing environmental impacts meeting national, regional and global environmental targets. Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste summarises key recent research in achieving these goals. Part one considers techniques for managing construction and demolition waste. Part two reviews key steps in handling construction and demolition waste, from comparing conventional demolition and construction techniques to the preparation, refinement and quality control of concrete aggregates produced from waste. The following part includes examples of the use of recycled aggregates in applications such as roads, pavements, high-performance concrete and alkali-activated or geopolymer cements. Finally, the book discusses environmental and safety issues such as the removal of harmful substances from recycled aggregates.


- Introduction to the recycling of construction and demolition waste (CDW)

Part 1 Managing construction and demolition waste: Improving waste management plans in construction projects
- Methods for estimating CDW
- Waste management plants and technology for recycling CDW: State-of-the-art and future challenges
- Multi-criteria decision-making methods for the optimal location of CDW recycling facilities
- The economics of CDW management facilities

Part 2 Processing and properties of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste: Conventional demolition versus deconstruction techniques in managing CDW
- Demolition techniques and production of CDW for recycling
- Preparation of concrete aggregates from CDW
- Separation processes to improve the quality of recycled concrete aggregates (RCAs)
- Quality control of recycled aggregates (Ras) from CDW
- Properties of concrete with recycled aggregates
- Strength and durability of concrete using recycled aggregates (Ras)

Part 3 Applications of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste: Recycled aggregates (Ras) for roads
- Recycled aggregates (Ras) for asphalt materials
- Recycled asphalt (RA) for pavements
- The suitability of concrete using recycled aggregates (Ras) for high-performance concrete (HPC)
- Use of CDW for alkali-activated or geopolymer cements

Part 4 Environmental issues affecting recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste: Removing gypsum from construction and demolition waste (C Recycling asbestos-containing material (ACM) from CDW
- Remediation processes for wood treated with organic and/or inorganic preservatives
- An effective approach to utilize recycled aggregates (Ras) from alkali-silica reaction (ASR) affected portland cement concrete
- Life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete with recycled aggregates (Ras)
- Assessing the potential environmental hazards of concrete made using recycled aggregates (Ras)

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Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is an investigator in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications and has edited seven books.

Vivian Tam is Senior Lecturer in Quality Surveying in the School of Engineering and Construction Management at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. She is the author of over 200 papers.

Joao Labrincha is Associate Professor in the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and member of the CICECO research unit. He has registered 22 patent applications, and has published over 170 papers.

Yining Ding is Professor in the Institute of Structural Engineering at Dalian University of Technology, China. He has published over 100 papers in three languages.

Jorge de Brito is Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He was Head of the ICIST Research Centre from 2009 to 2012.

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