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Title: Greener Concrete Using Post-Consumer Products
Author(s): Tarun R. Naik; Rakesh Kumar; and Giacomo Moriconi
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 42.1-42.10
Keywords: alkali-silica reaction; durability; glass; greener concrete; plastics; post-consumer products; used tires
Abstract:The need to develop greener concrete is increasing day-by-day with the desire to develop sustainable infrastructures, resource conservation, and contribution to the reduction in the causes of global climate change by reducing carbon footprint of concrete and concrete-making materials, through environmentally-friendly techniques of concrete manufacturing by using recyclable materials, for example post-consumer products. This paper describes the possible roles of post-consumer products namely: used tires, plastics, and glass in the manufacture of greener concrete. Extensive research findings from the studies carried out at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for By-Products Utilization (UWM-CBU) and elsewhere describing the technology for beneficial use of recycled materials obtained from post-consumer materials in the manufacturing of greener concrete has been presented in this paper. The goal is to not waste such materials because waste is wasted if you waste it; otherwise, it is a resource for a society to be beneficially recycled.
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