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dc.contributor.authorDos Rei, Glaydson Simões
dc.contributor.authorQuattrone, Marco
dc.contributor.authorAmbrós, Weslei Monteiro
dc.contributor.authorCazacliu, Bogdan G.
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann Sampaio, Carlos
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Minera, Industrial i TIC
dc.identifier.citationDos Rei, G. [et al.]. Current applications of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition: a review. "Materials", 30 Març 2021, vol. 14, núm. 7, p. 1700: 1-1700: 21.
dc.description.abstractA literature review comprising 163 publications published over a period of 26 years from 1992 to 2018 is presented in this paper. This review discusses the generation and recycling of construction and demolition waste (CDW) as well as its main uses as raw materials for the construction engineering sector. This review pays attention to the use of CDW aggregates for sand, pavements/roads, bricks, ceramics, cementitious materials, and concrete productions, as well its uses as eco-friendly materials for water decontamination. The physical-chemical and mechanical characteristics of recycled aggregates play an important role in their correctly chosen applications. The results found in this literature survey allow us to conclude that recycled aggregates from CDW can be successfully used to produce construction materials with quality comparable to those produced with natural aggregates. We concluded that the use of CDWs as raw materials for manufacturing new construction materials is technically feasible, economical, and constitutes an environmentally friendly approach for a future construction and demolition waste management strategy.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition under the FastCarb research program ( and by Serra Húnter fellow. The APC was partially funded by the authors.
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Materials de construcció
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Impacte ambiental
dc.subject.lcshConcrete -- Recycling
dc.subject.lcshConstruction industry -- Waste disposal
dc.subject.lcshRecycled products
dc.subject.lcshConstruction and demolition debris
dc.subject.otherConstruction and demolition waste (CDW)
dc.subject.otherCDW recycling
dc.subject.otherConstruction materials from CDW
dc.subject.otherRecycled concretes
dc.subject.otherCDW adsorbents
dc.titleCurrent applications of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition: a review
dc.subject.lemacFormigó -- Reciclatge
dc.subject.lemacMaterials de construcció -- Reciclatge
dc.subject.lemacIndústria de la construcció -- Residus
dc.subject.lemacProductes reciclats
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GREMS - Grup de Recerca en Mineria Sostenible
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorDos Rei, G.; Quattrone, M.; Ambrós, W.; Cazacliu, B.; Hoffmann, C.
local.citation.startingPage1700: 1
local.citation.endingPage1700: 21

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