The constant increase in consumption of aggregates for concrete production represents a major environmental issue in the construction industry. Recycled wastes might be used as raw materials in the manufacturing of artificial LightWeight Aggregates (LWAs) in substitution and/or in combination with aggregates produced using natural sources for several end-uses, thus saving non-renewable resources. In this study, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is performed for different LWAs manufactured with raw materials supplied by nature or waste. Then, the LCA is conducted on different concretes made of the different LWAs.

Environmental life cycle assessment of lightweight concrete to support recycled materials selection for sustainable design / Napolano, Loredana; Menna, Costantino; Graziano, SOSSIO FABIO; Asprone, Domenico; D'Amore, Marco; DE GENNARO, Roberto; Dondi, Michele. - In: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. - ISSN 0950-0618. - 119:(2016), pp. 370-384. [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.05.042]

Environmental life cycle assessment of lightweight concrete to support recycled materials selection for sustainable design

NAPOLANO, LOREDANA;MENNA, COSTANTINO;GRAZIANO, SOSSIO FABIO;Asprone, Domenico;D'AMORE, MARCO;DE GENNARO, ROBERTO;
2016

Abstract

The constant increase in consumption of aggregates for concrete production represents a major environmental issue in the construction industry. Recycled wastes might be used as raw materials in the manufacturing of artificial LightWeight Aggregates (LWAs) in substitution and/or in combination with aggregates produced using natural sources for several end-uses, thus saving non-renewable resources. In this study, a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is performed for different LWAs manufactured with raw materials supplied by nature or waste. Then, the LCA is conducted on different concretes made of the different LWAs.
2016
Environmental life cycle assessment of lightweight concrete to support recycled materials selection for sustainable design / Napolano, Loredana; Menna, Costantino; Graziano, SOSSIO FABIO; Asprone, Domenico; D'Amore, Marco; DE GENNARO, Roberto; Dondi, Michele. - In: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. - ISSN 0950-0618. - 119:(2016), pp. 370-384. [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.05.042]
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