Application of glass recycling by-products in Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

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Abstract

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) is a construction material with a large range of applications. In order to generate more sustainable materials, the possibility of the incorporation of by-products and left-over-materials from various processes is investigated. The focus of this research is the application of glass powder which is generated as a by-product from municipal waste glass recycling. This waste glass fraction is particularly suitable for incorporation in AAC due to its finess and high content of glassy silica with a high reactivity.
The glass has an influence on the AAC fabrication by reducing the initial water amount and improving the final strength. The substitution amount is limited by an increased shrinkage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in cement and concrete technology in Africa
Subtitle of host publication2nd International Conference
EditorsWolfram Schmidt, Nsesheye Susan Msinjili
PublisherBAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Pages289-294
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa (ACCTA 2016), January 27-29, 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - White Sands Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 27 Jan 201629 Jan 2016
http://www.accta2016.bam.de/en/home/index.htm

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa (ACCTA 2016), January 27-29, 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Abbreviated titleACCTA 2016
CountryTanzania, United Republic of
CityDar es Salaam
Period27/01/1629/01/16
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