Characterization and treatment of contaminated glass fractions as building materials

G. Liu, M.V.A. Florea, H.J.H. Brouwers

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This study proposes to improve the current situation and methods of using contaminated waste glass in building materials. The disposal process of contaminated waste glass needs additional procedures which will cause both a large energy consumption and a high expenditure. Therefore, an appropriate application of contaminated glass fractions in building materials is necessary for their use as replacement of natural resources. An efficient way to recycle glass waste which contains heavy metals or organics will help to reduce the damage to the environment, for example greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of natural resources.

A first step in this direction is to investigate the influence of different contaminated glass fractions used in building materials on their mechanical strength and durability. Furthermore, a detailed characterization (both physical and chemical) of these contaminated glass fractions will be conducted and the results correlated with the obtained properties. Then, the appropriate treatment will be studied to remove or immobilize the pollution while the mechanical strength and durability of the designed building materials satisfy the requirements of construction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Non-Traditional Cement & Concrete
EditorsE.V. Bílek, Z. Keršner, H. Šimonová
Place of PublicationBrno, Czech Republic
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-80-214-5507-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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