Characterization of Civil Construction Waste and its Incorporation to Mortar
As the preservation of the environment is a big concern nowadays, plenty of studies have arisen in order to decrease the production or reuse the waste from human activities. In this context, the civil construction industry comes up, as it is able to incorporate waste to mortar, being a great alternative for the reuse of solid waste. The scope of this work has been the characterization of Construction and Demolishment Waste (RCD) and its incorporation to the mortar aiming at the development of alternative construction materials in the future for the economical reutilization of waste discharged in embankments and landfills so far preserving the environment so far. The experimental studies taken with sample bodies, such as water absorption, resistance to compression, X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence and scanning electronic microscopy, elicits the viability of the partial substitution of cement by RCD mixed waste, taking its different applications into consideration.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
G.A. Cunha et al., "Characterization of Civil Construction Waste and its Incorporation to Mortar", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 1043-1048, 2010