ENG  Vol.8 No.2 , February 2016
Performance of Green Aggregate Produced by Recycling Demolition Construction Wastes (Case Study of Tanta City)
Abstract: Egypt has a high attitude in construction and demolition waste (CDW) amounts causing a negative impact on the environment. The use of such waste for infrastructures applications can be useful for each environment and in addition an economic benefit to it in the construction. This study explores the possibility of replacing natural coarse aggregate with recycled concrete construction and demolition waste aggregate for general purpose concrete (i.e. plain concrete and low strength structural concrete). Different samples of CDW were extracted from different demolition sites and landfill locations around Tanta city area for the experimental investigation. CDW was crushed with all its hard constituents (e.g. concrete, brick etc.) found in the landfill. Coarse size crushed CDW was used as a coarse aggregate for concrete. Main characteristics of CDW aggregate determined in addition to the main properties of concrete which was made using this aggregate were measured. The results showed that the CDW could be transformed into recycled concrete aggregate leading to reduction in the concrete compressive strength ranged from 37% to 62% depending on the type of the CDW constituents.
Cite this paper: Sharkawi, A. , Almofty, S. and Abbass, E. (2016) Performance of Green Aggregate Produced by Recycling Demolition Construction Wastes (Case Study of Tanta City). Engineering, 8, 52-59. doi: 10.4236/eng.2016.82006.

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