Influence of demolition waste fine particles on the properties of recycled aggregate masonry mortar
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This paper analyses the influence of the fine fraction of two types of construction and demolition waste (CDW1 and CDW2) on the properties of recycled aggregates (RA) and masonry mortars. The CDW1’s main component was ceramic while the CDW2 were concrete. Three different kinds of fine RA were produced from each source of CDW; the first type was produced by only using the fraction finer than 4.76 mm, the second one by employing only the coarser fraction than 4.76 mm, and the third type was a mix of both fractions of CDW. The masonry mortars were produced employing the 100% substitution of natural aggregates. The results show that all the recycled mortars achieved a higher water retentivity capacity than that of the conventional mortars. However, the sole use of the fine fraction of the CDW was found to have a deleterious effect over the hardened mortar properties, thus making it only adequate for the rendering or bonding of interior walls at or above ground level. In contrast a combination of both the fine fraction and coarse fraction of the CDW in the production of the RA achieved all the minimum requirements for rendering and bonding masonry mortar.
The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40999-017-0280-x
CitationMartínez, I., Etxeberria, M., Pavón , E., Díaz , N. Influence of demolition waste fine particles on the properties of recycled aggregate masonry mortar. "International journal of civil engineering", Setembre 2018, vol. 16, núm. 9, p. 1213–1226.