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Recycled Aggregates

Recycled Aggregates. The Wolfpack. Brittany Bowers, Conner Watson, David Valecillos , Brian Grace. What Are Aggregates?. Aggregates are used in the making of concrete Concrete is composed of water, cement paste, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates, and admixtures

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Recycled Aggregates

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  1. Recycled Aggregates TheWolfpack Brittany Bowers, Conner Watson, David Valecillos, Brian Grace

  2. What Are Aggregates? • Aggregates are used in the making of concrete • Concrete is composed of water, cement paste, coarse aggregates, fine aggregates, and admixtures • Aggregates help the strength of the concrete by filling in void spaces and resisting compressive stress.

  3. Why Should We Use Recycled Aggregates? • Recycled aggregates are a way of reusing materials by keeping them from being disposed into landfills • They are more cost efficient than most regular aggregates • Recycled aggregates lower the amount of energy and raw materials used for the production of it

  4. Production • Each and every aggregate is produced differently • Our group chose to focus on 4 main types of sustainable aggregates • Recycled Concrete • Poraver • Granulated Blast Furnace Slag

  5. Recycled Concrete Production • Simple process involving breaking removing and crushing concrete into specified size and quality (sold at a size of 37.5mm – 50mm) • Reinforcing steel and other embedded items must be removed before the quality of the aggregate can be produced • Removal of contaminants is achieved by demolition, screening or air separation, and reduction of size

  6. Poraver Production • Post consumer glass is collected through municipal box programs • Glass is sent to a plant where grinded up to a powder, mixed with water and expanding agents, and is put into a furnace • Cooks at 900 degrees Celsius to produce the tiny lightweight glass balls • The finished product of Poraver

  7. Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Production • Slag and iron are collected at the bottom of a blast furnace when iron is processed • Slag is separated from iron and then undergoes granulation • Granules are then cooled down which creates a non-metallic product

  8. Advantages of Recycled Aggregates • Recycled Concrete • Provides sustainability • Reduces the amount of material that would be delivered to a landfill • Any metals that can be removed from the aggregate can be disposed properly • Reduces the need of virgin aggregates to be created • Absorbs large amount of carbon dioxide while being crushed into smaller sizes, reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

  9. Advantages of Recycled Aggregates • Poraver • Highly heat insulating • Low weight and high compressive strength • Resistant to chemical and alkaline attack • Excellent thermal and sound resistant properties • Inflammable and weather resistant • Does not provide a breeding ground for bacteria and mold

  10. Advantages of Recycled Aggregates • Granulated Blast Furnace Slag • Uses 90% less energy in production than the production of portland cement • Emission of carbon dioxide is almost negligible • Provides improved strength and durability • Reduces permeability • Improves workability

  11. Concrete Canoe • 50% of the total amount of aggregate by weight must come from sustainable aggregates • Last week the mix design team picked our final mix to use pelletized milk jugs and cenospheres as our recycled aggregate based on compressive strength tests

  12. Works Cited • http://www.cement.org/tech/cct_aggregates_recycled.asp • Www.slagcement.org • http://www.dgmenterprise.net/ground-granulated-blast-furnace-slag.htm • http://dcnonl.com/article/id35458 • http://www.poraver.de/#/poraver • http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/materialsgrp/ggbfs.htm • http://www.bgs.ac.uk/planning4minerals/Resources_1.htm • http://www.cement.org/basics/concretebasics_aggregate.asp • http://poraver.com/

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