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Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete. Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Book

  • November 2018
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4579815

Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete looks at the processing of plastic waste, including techniques for separation, the production of plastic aggregates, the production of concrete with recycled plastic as an aggregate or binder, the fresh properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, the shrinkage of concrete with plastic aggregates, the mechanical properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, toughness of concrete with plastic aggregates, modulus of elasticity of concrete with plastic aggregates, durability of concrete with plastic aggregates, concrete plastic waste powder with enhanced neutron radiation shielding, and more, thus making it a valuable reference for academics and industrial researchers.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the use of recycled plastics in eco-efficient concrete 2.Techniques for separation of plastic wastes 3. Hydraulic separation of plastic wastes 4. Production of recycled polypropylene (PP) fibers from industrial plastic waste through melt spinning process 5. Fresh properties of concrete containing plastic aggregate 6. Mechanical strength of concrete with PVC aggregates 7. Characteristics of concrete containing EPS 8. Lightweight concrete with polyolefins as aggregates 9. Properties of concrete with plastic polypropylene aggregates 16. Concrete reinforced with metalized plastic waste fibers 17. Performance of concrete with PVC fibres 18. Recycled waste PET for sustainable fiber-reinforced concrete 19. Properties of recycled carpet fiber reinforced concrete 20. Performance of asphalt concrete with plastic fibres 21. Sustainability of using recycled plastic fiber in concrete


Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Principal Investigator, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. Dr. F. Pacheco-Torgal is a principal investigator at the University of Minho, in Portugal. He currently holds the title of Counsellor from the Portuguese Engineers Association and has authored more than 300 publications, 147 in Scopus and 125 in Web of Science. He is a member of the editorial board for 9 international journals, 5 referenced on Web of Science and two on Scopus. He has acted as a foreign expert in the evaluation of 18 PhD thesis. In the last 10 years he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for almost 60 conferences most of them in Asian countries. He is also a grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 13 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA. Emirates, Poland and, the EU Commission. He has also been an invited reviewer for 125 international journals and has reviewed almost 1000 papers. He has been the lead editor of 22 books published by Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, and Springer, 10 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science. Jamal Khatib Professor of Civil Engineering at the Beirut Arab University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK. Professor Jamal Khatib is Chair of Civil Engineering at the Beirut Arab University, in the Lebanon and Emeritus Professor at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His research interests are sustainable construction materials, structural materials; using waste in construction, lightweight aggregates, admixtures and novel materials in construction applications. Francesco Colangelo Professor of Materials Science and Technology, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy.. Francesco Colangelo is a Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Parthenope University of Naples in Italy. His main research work covers the recycling of waste materials in concrete especially forgeo-environmental and civil engineering applicationsand the application of life cycle assessment methodology in the preparation of innovative building materials. He is also interested inthe evaluation anddurability of mortars and concretes, the stabilization/solidification of hazardous wastes and the synthesis ofgeopolymericeco-sustainable materials based on industrial waste. Rabin Tuladhar Associate Professor and Head of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Australia.. Dr. Rabin Tuladhar is an Associate Professor and Head of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University, Australia. He served as Director of Engineering Studies (2018-2020) and Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching (ADLT) (2012-2018) for the College of Science and Engineering. He is a Civil Engineer, with specialization in Concrete and Structure Engineering. He has established close collaborations with local industries to conduct translational research in the areas of sustainable and innovative construction materials, durability of structures, rehabilitation of aged infrastructure and structural health monitoring.