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

  • ID: 4579815
  • Book
  • 630 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Although plastic is certainly a globally important product, there are many environmental concerns associated with its use.

In recent years researchers working in the field of civil engineering have been engaged in investigations about the reuse of waste plastic in construction. For the first time, in one comprehensive volume, the authors present a state-of-the art review on the application and use of recycled plastics in concrete construction. Divided over three parts, the introductory chapters begin by looking at the processing of plastic waste including techniques for separation, and production of plastic aggregates and recycled plastic fibers. Part Two focuses on the production of concrete with recycled plastic as an aggregate or binder and includes chapters on the fresh properties of concrete with plastic aggregates; 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 wastes powder with enhanced neutron radiation shielding and recycling of plastic in asphalt concrete; and the use of recycled plastic as partial replacement of bitumen in asphalt concrete. The final Part looks at the manufacturing of concrete with recycled plastic fibres. There are chapters on the fresh properties of concrete with plastic fibres; the mechanical properties of concrete reinforced with plastic fibres; shrinkage of concrete with plastic fibres; performance of asphalt concrete with plastic fibres; properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fibers and durability of recycled plastic fibre-reinforced concrete; freeze-thaw resistance of concrete reinforced with plastic fibres and life cycle assessment.

The book will be a valuable reference for academics, and industrial researchers working with the use of plastics in concrete construction, in polymer production technologies, concrete producers and manufacturers, as well as civil and structural engineers.

  • Describes the main types of recycled plastics that can be applied in concrete manufacturing
  • For the first time, state-of-the art knowledge on the properties of conventional concrete with recycled plastics will be synthesized into a single book
  • Discusses the technological challenges for concrete manufactures for mass production of recycled concrete from plastic waste
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1. Introduction to recycling plastic waste in concrete

Part 1. Processing of plastic waste 2. Techniques for separation of plastic waste 3. Production of plastic aggregates 4. Production of recycled plastic fibers

Part 2. Concrete with plastic aggregates 5.  Fresh properties of concrete with plastic aggregates 6. Shrinkage of concrete with plastic aggregates 7.  Mechanical properties of concrete with plastic aggregates 8. Toughness of concrete with plastic aggregates 9.  Modulus of elasticity of concrete with plastic aggregates 10. Durability of concrete with plastic aggregates

Part 3. Concrete with recycled plastic fibres 11. Fresh properties of concrete with plastic fibres 12. Shrinkage of concrete with plastic fibres 13. Mechanical properties of concrete reinforced with plastic fibres 14. Mechanical characteristics of recycled PET fibre reinforced concrete 15. Properties of self-compacting concrete reinforced with polypropylene fiber 16. Freeze-thaw resistance of concrete reinforced with plastic fibres 17. A life cycle assessment of recycled polypropylene fibre in concrete

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Pacheco-Torgal, Fernando
Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is a Senior Researcher in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He has authored almost 300 publications, including 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS and 92 on Scopus. Having received 798 citations in WoS (h-index=15) and 1125 citations on Scopus (h-index=18). He has a SCI Platinum h=30 the highest in the field of civil in Portugal. He has also been the Lead Editor of 14 international books, with more than 500 contributors from 52 countries in the five continents.
Khatib, Jamal
Jamal Khatib is a Professsor of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His research interests are mainly in the area of sustainable construction/structural materials subjected to different environmental conditions, and the use of waste and novel materials in construction applications.
Colangelo, Francesco
Tuladhar, Rabin
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