Sustainable, innovative and energy-efficient concrete, based on the integration of all-waste materials: the SUS-CON project

Paolo Corvaglia, Alessandro Largo, Marios Soutsos

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Abstract

The SUS-CON project aims at integrating waste materials in the production cycle of concrete, for both ready-mixed and pre-cast applications, resulting in an innovative light-weight, eco-compatible and cost-effective construction material, made by all-waste raw materials and characterized by enhanced thermal insulation performances and low embodied energy and CO2. Lightweight recycled aggregates will allow making concrete lightweight and heat-insulating. On the binder side the aim is the complete cement replacement by waste materials of high silicon dioxide content. Preliminary results leading to propose the project idea are also presented in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationfib Symposium 2012
Subtitle of host publicationConcrete Structures for Sustainable Community - Proceedings
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2012
Eventfib Symposium 2012: Concrete Structures for Sustainable Community - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 201214 Jun 2012

Publication series

Namefib Symposium 2012: Concrete Structures for Sustainable Community - Proceedings

Conference

Conferencefib Symposium 2012: Concrete Structures for Sustainable Community
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period11/06/201214/06/2012

Keywords

  • Aggregate
  • Binder
  • Concrete
  • E-plastics
  • Embodied energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fly ashes
  • Mixed plastic waste
  • Red mud
  • Remix
  • Slag
  • Tires
  • Waste
  • WEEE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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