The Potential for Using Some Alternative Aggregates in Structural Concrete

Author: Butler, A K;Leek, D S;Johnston, R A

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The Potential for Using Some Alternative Aggregates in Structural Concrete


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The Potential for Using Some Alternative Aggregates in Structural Concrete
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Butler, A K;Leek, D S;Johnston, R A

The environmental benefits of using waste materials in construction was identified as long ago as 1974. This paper describes the results of a project undertaken for the Department of the Environment, Transport & the Regions in which methods of utilising waste materials as alternative aggregates in structural concrete were explored. Three types of waste material were identified as potential aggregates: china clay waste, slate waste, and pulverised-fuel ash. IThe project investigated methods of utilising these materials as aggregate by low-cost processing and/or novel mix design. The results of the project were encouraging, since good quality concrete mixes were produced fron all three waste materials. A.K. Butler, D.S. Leek and R.A. Johnson

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