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Title: Experimental Study on Papercrete Bricks and Mortar from Recycling Paper

Author(s): Gigliola Ausiello, Enza Santoro, Luca Vincenzo Passaro

Publication: Symposium Paper

Volume: 355


Appears on pages(s): 465-476

Keywords: papercrete; wastepaper; papercrete mechanical properties; papercrete water absorption; lightweight paper brick; recycled paper mortar

DOI: 10.14359/51736054

Date: 7/1/2022

Construction is always very open to the possibility of recycling, but papercrete, experimented with first in America in the 1930s and repurposed in the early 2000s, has not yet fully expressed its innovative power and has developed all the potential that is intrinsically linked to paper recycling. Papercrete is a particular lightened concrete, whose mechanical performances are very conditioned by the preparation of the paper pulp and by the operations that mark the mixture design. Attention is paid in particular to the definition of two mixtures of papercrete, the first one intended for brick construction as a light building material, the second intended for the creation of a mortar to lay bricks and prefigure the creation of a complete wall.