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Special Issue "Advances in Recycled Aggregate Concrete and Binders for Sustainable Building Engineering"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 323

Special Issue Editors

Department of Construction Engineering and Projects, University of Granada, C/ Severo Ochoa, s/n, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: recycled materials; eco-efficient concrete; recycled aggregates; waste and by-products; sustainable construction; cement-based materials; health and safety at work; construction risk prevention
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering (DICAM) Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Interests: sustainability in building and construction; waste recycling; circular economy; life cycle assessment
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Area of Construction Engineering, University of Cordoba, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: sustainable construction; recycled materials; life cycle assessment; waste and byproduct application; recycled aggregate cement-based materialsent-based materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The management of different industrial waste and by-products, such as recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste, alumina by-products, biomass ash, and olive stone or reinforcing fibers, as well as the reduction of landfill deposits by incorporating these products in a second life cycle, is the aim of this work.

The application of these materials as mixed recycled aggregates or  recycled concrete aggregates in engineering  works has been studied intensively over the last two decades.

Additionally,  the application of some of these by-products in the production of concrete has been the subject of numerous investigations, where the aim is to apply these types of materials as a supplementary cementing material, limestone filler, or as a replacement for natural aggregates.

To summarize, sustainable construction materials can reduce the amount of constitutive elements of concrete required for civil constructions, as well as being a viable material for road pavement base layers.

For this reason, this Special Issue presents current research applicable for engineering projects, with a focus on the use of efficient materials in some stages of the life cycle in order to improve the reduction the CO2 demand.

Prof. Dr. Mónica López-Alonso
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bonoli
Prof. Dr. Francisco Agrela
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • sustainability
  • eco-efficiency
  • advanced materials
  • road pavements
  • concrete
  • environmental
  • life cycle analysis
  • aggregates
  • supplementary cementitious materials
  • civil engineering

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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