New Trends in Eco-efficient and Recycled Concrete describes different recycled materials that have been used in eco-efficient concrete, reviewing previous publications to identify the most effective recycled materials to be applied in concrete manufacture. New trends on eco-efficient concrete are presented, filling a gap in the market. Sections cover various recycled materials applied in concrete production, present the latest on the lifecycle analysis of recycled aggregate concrete, detail new trends in recycled aggregate concrete research, and finally, present updates on upscaling the use of recycled aggregate concrete and structural reliability.
- Focuses on new trends in recycled aggregate concrete and its applications (rather than the more subjective 'sustainability' aspects)
- Contains very important contributions from researchers in eco-efficient concrete, including Chi Sun Poon, Jorge de Brito, Valeria Corinaldesi, Francisco Agrela, etc.
- Presents a 'one stop' reference for a graduate course on sustainable construction
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SECTION 1. MATERIALS RECYCLED IN CONCRETE PRODUCTION 1. Construction and Demolition Waste 2.Biomass fly ash and Biomass Bottom Ash 3. Recycled plastic 4. Waste Rubber Aggregates 5. Sewage sludge Ash 6. Glass waste 7. Slags 8. Other materials
SECTION 2. LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE 9. Life Cycle Assessment applied to recycled aggregate concrete 10. Comparative studies of the Life Cycle Analysis between conventional and recycled aggregate concrete 11. Equivalent functional unit in recycled aggregate concrete12. Leaching issues in recycled aggregate concrete
SECTION 3. NEW TRENDS IN RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE RESEARCH 13. Application of alkali-activated industrial waste 14. Microstructural studies on recycled aggregate concrete 15. Mesostructural modelling of recycled aggregate concrete 16. CO2 sequestration in recycled aggregate concrete 17. Sulphur content of recycled aggregates applied in concrete production
SECTION 4. UPSCALING THE USE OF RECYCLED AGGREGATE CONCRETE 18. Construction of real scale applications of recycled aggregates concrete 19. Legal regulations of recycled aggregate concrete used in buildings and roads 20. Helping structural designers to use recycled aggregate concrete 21. Structural reliability of recycled aggregate concrete
Jorge de Brito is a full professor of civil engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of
Lisbon. His main research topic is sustainable construction, particularly on the use of recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars. He has participated in 20 competitively financed research projects (four as the principal investigator) and supervised 20 PhD and 150 MSc theses. He is the author of 3 previous books, 20 book chapters, 250 journal and 450 conference papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Building Engineering, an associate editor of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, a member of the editorial boards of 15 other international journals and a member of the CIB, FIB, RILEM, IABMAS and IABSE organisations.
Francisco Agrela is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cordoba, Spain. He received his PhD in 2003 from the University of Cordoba. He is the author of over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has published a chapter in the Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste (Woodhead). He collaborates with several journals as reviewer, including Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Waste Management (Elsevier), Materials and Design (Elsevier), Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Elsevier). He belongs to the RAC committee of RILEM and AFN-20 of TRB. He has visited and collaborated with several Universities such as the TU Delft, University Polytechnic of Hong Kong, University of Granada, and IST of Lisbon.