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Handbook of Recycling by Markus Reuter, Ernst Worrell

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Chapter 24

Recovery of Construction and Demolition Wastes

Vivian W.Y. Tam     School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia

Abstract

Concrete waste is incorporated as one of the highest proportions of the total construction and demolition materials, i.e. about 80% in Australia. Most of the concrete waste generated is sent to landfills. Part of the concrete waste is used as recycled aggregate for recycled aggregate concrete; however, the use of recycled aggregate concrete is only limitedly used as sub-grade and pavement applications. Structural or high-grade concrete applications from recycled aggregate are rarely used. One of the main reasons is the low quality of recycled aggregate with low ...

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