Product-specific Life Cycle Assessment of ready mix concrete : comparison between a recycled and an ordinary concrete

Kleijer, Annelore (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Lasvaux, Sébastien (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Citherlet, Stéphane (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Viviani, Marco (School of Management and Engineering Vaud, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Recycled concrete is one of the most efficient answers to the shortage of natural aggregate in highly populated and protected regions, such as Switzerland. Although the technology has evolved and today a number of certified recycled concretes are available in the ready mix concrete market,there are still many barriers to its use for structural purposes. These are caused by early tests that, analyzing non-optimized or non-commercial products, reached the conclusion that the performances of recycled concrete would not match the ones of ordinary concrete. Furthermore, early studies on the environmental impact of recycled concrete seemed to confirm an identical environmental impact for recycled and ordinary concrete (Viviani 2011


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIG-VD
Institute:
IGT - Institut de Génie Thermique
Subject(s):
Ingénierie
Date:
2017-02
Pagination:
9 p.
Published in:
Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Numeration (vol. no.):
2017, 122, pp. 210-218
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ISSN:
0921-3449
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