Soluzioni sostenibili per il settore delle costruzioni: integrazione di materie prime seconde nel ciclo di produzione del calcestruzzo

Translated title of the contribution: Sustainable solutions for the construction sector: integration of secondary raw materials in the production cycle of concrete

A. Attanasio, A. Largo, R. Vinai, M. Soutsos, M. Preda, F. Sonzogni, Omer Kaya

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Abstract

The construction industry is one of the largest consumers of raw materials and energy and one of the highest contributor to green-houses gases emissions. In order to become more sustainable it needs to reduce the use of both raw materials and energy, thus lim-iting its environmental impact. Developing novel technologies to integrate secondary raw materials (i.e. lightweight recycled aggre-gates and alkali activated “cementless” binders - geopolymers) in the production cycle of concrete is an all-inclusive solution to im-prove both sustainability and cost-efficiency of construction industry. SUS-CON “SUStainable, Innovative and Energy-Efficiency CONcrete, based on the integration of all-waste materials” is an European project (duration 2012-2015), which aim was the inte-gration of secondary raw materials in the production cycle of concrete, thus resulting in innovative, sustainable and cost-effective building solutions. This paper presents the main outcomes related to the successful scaling-up of SUS-CON concrete solutions in traditional production plants. Two European industrial concrete producers have been involved, to design and produce both pre-cast components (blocks and panels) and ready-mixed concrete. Recycled polyurethane foams and mixed plastics were used as aggre-gates, PFA (Pulverized Fuel Ash, a by-product of coal fuelled power plants) and GGBS (Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag, a by-product of iron and steel industries) as binders. Eventually, the installation of SUS-CON concrete solutions on real buildings has been demonstrated, with the construction of three mock-ups located in Europe (Spain, Turkey and Romania)
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationProceedings of Italian Concrete Days
PublisherAICAP (Italian Association for Structural Concrete)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-78936-1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2018
EventITALIAN CONCRETE DAYS : Giornate aicap 2016 Congresso CTE - Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Roma, Italy
Duration: 27 Oct 201628 Oct 2016
http://www.cte-it.org/21%C2%B0-congresso-cte-e-giornate-aicap-italian-conrete-days
http://www.associazioneaicap.it/ (Link to conference details online)

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ISSN (Print)2366-2557

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ConferenceITALIAN CONCRETE DAYS
CountryItaly
CityRoma
Period27/10/201628/10/2016
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    Attanasio, A., Largo, A., Vinai, R., Soutsos, M., Preda, M., Sonzogni, F., & Kaya, O. (2018). Soluzioni sostenibili per il settore delle costruzioni: integrazione di materie prime seconde nel ciclo di produzione del calcestruzzo. In Proceedings of Italian Concrete Days AICAP (Italian Association for Structural Concrete).