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dc.contributor.authorJiménez Fernández, Cristian Gonzalo
dc.contributor.authorBarra Bizinotto, Marilda
dc.contributor.authorJosa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro
dc.contributor.authorValls del Barrio, Susanna
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationJimenez, C., Barra, M., Josa, A., Valls, S. LCA of recycled and conventional concretes designed using the Equivalent Mortar Volume and classic methods. "Construction & building materials", Juny 2015, vol. 84, p. 245-252.
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this investigation is to environmentally evaluate three concrete design methods through a Life Cycle Assessment using the methodology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), from Leiden University, one of the most commonly applied in practice. Included is a novel method for designing recycled aggregate concretes, named Equivalent Mortar Volume. The evaluation is done by comparing certain key life cycle stages of four concretes, two designed through the proposed method and two others designed through widely known methods. These experimentally assessed concretes have equal sets of properties in terms of mechanical resistance, durability, and workability. According to the calculated emission quantities, concretes designed using the novel method show better environmental performance than their counterparts in all of the selected impact categories. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Materials i estructures::Materials i estructures de formigó
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental impact
dc.subject.otherCarbon dioxide
dc.subject.otherGlobal Warming Potential
dc.subject.otherMix proportion
dc.titleLCA of recycled and conventional concretes designed using the Equivalent Mortar Volume and classic methods
dc.subject.lemacFormigó -- Aspectes ambientals
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MATCAR - Materials de Construcció i Carreteres
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MECMAT - Mecànica de Materials
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorJimenez, C.; Barra, M.; Josa, A.; Valls, S.
local.citation.publicationNameConstruction & building materials

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