lca for recycling concrete

Comparative LCA of recycled and conventional concrete for

The RC mixtures were selected according to laws, standards and construction practice in Switzerland. We compared the environmental impacts of ready-for-use concrete on the construction site, assuming equal lifetimes for recycled and conventional concrete

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Environmental-friendly durable concrete made with recycled

Environmental-friendly durable concrete made with recycled materials for sustainable concrete construction T.R. Naik UWM Center for By-Products Utilization, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA G. Moriconi Materials Science and Technology

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End of life recycling

The constituents of concrete can be recycled materials, and concrete itself can also be recycled; these materials are usually available locally. Concrete pieces from demolished structures can also be reused to protect shorelines, for example in gabion wal

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Sustainable Precast Concrete

An inclusive LCA of a building is a complex task best handled with computer modelling tools. In Canada and the U.S., the Athena Institute’s ATHENATM Environmental Impact Estimator is available to perform a full life cycle analysis at the whole building le

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LCA: Recycling of plastic packaging waste from households

lca of plastic packaging: recycling vs energy recovery Scenario 2 = 95% of PET bottles to deposit, 31% of plastics mechanically separated, rest to incineration Scenario 3 = Combination: both source separation and mechanical separation

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete made using

The well recognized and standardized methodology – life cycle assessment – is applied. 11.2. Life cycle assessment (LCA) of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) In this chapter, application of the life cycle assessment methodology in the environmental assess

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Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete - Lund University

Life cycle assessment of Concrete Abstract This is an environmental study on concrete that follows the standard protocol of life cycle assessment (LCA). The study is done for two types of concrete, ordinary and frost-resistant concrete, and has an extra f

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LCA WTE PAPER Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of Precast

LCA WTE PAPER Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of Precast Concrete Commercial Buildings Overview/Executive summary 1Project costs were shared among PCI, Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and the National Precast Concrete Association

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Ketan Sompura is a Product Manager and Key Project Manager

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) In this study, in order to compare different options regarding environmental footprints, LCA techniques were used to assess the impacts associated with the use of PCE polymers. LCA were run on: 1. Concrete Mix Design 2. Cement

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Downcycling vs Recycling for construction materials: the

The potential of waste concrete to close the material cycle for concrete can be fully exploited only if waste concrete substitutes natural aggregates in concrete production (Recycling). Technological & economic barriers to recycling • Raw materials are ch

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LCA of recycled concrete: Environmentally superior to

LCA of recycled concrete: Environmentally superior to virgin concrete? 1. Why such a study, and how? ... recycling C 30/37, w/ 25% RC gravel demolition waste is used V1: Pit + landfill C 30/37, 100% new demolition waste landfilled 2nd LCA: Fictitious buil

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CONCRETE RECYCLING, COMING FROM

eligible for recycling, the expansive growth of demolition waste and modern policies regarding the desirability of recycling justify the interest of the environmental study of concrete recycling. LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT AND THE SUBSYSTEM ARTICULATION Enviro

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Life Cycle Assessment of Aggregates - WRAP

The majority of earlier LCA work relating to aggregates production focused primarily on construction concrete and asphalt pavement production with the use of average data and offers limited information on recycling aspects. Some additional materials of si

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Environmental Life Cycle Inventory of Portland Cement Concrete

Environmental Life Cycle Inventory of Portland Cement Concrete by Michael A. Nisbet, Medgar L. Marceau, and Martha G. VanGeem∗ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Purpose This report is a revision of the report “Environmental Life Cycle Inventory of Portland Cement Concret

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CONCRETE SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

how concrete performs for commercial buildings using life cycle assessment (LCA) methods of determining environmental per-formance. What is Life Cycle Assessment? Life cycle assessment, or LCA, is the investigation and evaluation of the environmental impa

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Reengs (EN)

A NEW SYSTEM TO FACILITATE SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE PRODUCTION. The CLR-S system has the ability to measure the contamination level and density in real-time, allowing 100% usage of the grey water and helps prepare the grey-fresh water mixture as defined in EN

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Concrete recycling

Concrete aggregate collected from demolition sites is put through a crushing machine. Crushing facilities accept only uncontaminated concrete, which must be free of trash, wood, paper and other such materials. Metals such as rebar are accepted, since they

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Life cycle analysis of recycled concrete | Concrete Recycling

The aim of this study is to confirm the eco-respectability of recycled aggregates concrete (RAC). Comparisons are performed according to the normative criteria of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology applied to construction materials (EN 15804 standard

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[PDF] Analysis of Environmental Impact for Concrete Using

Concrete is a type of construction material in which cement, aggregate, and admixture materials are mixed. ... impacts, an assessment of various environmental impact categories is needed. This study used a life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate the envir

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Eco-efficiency assessment of technological innovations in

The findings of such an investigation are expected to shed light on the technological development of future concrete recycling and on the feasibility of a circular economy in the construction sector. Moreover, from a theoretical perspective, this case stu

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Sustainability measures key to long-lasting concrete pavements

Nov 28, 2017 · Life-cycle analysis (LCA) ... Sustainability measures key to long-lasting concrete pavements ... Fourteen of the firms outsource their recycling, while six did their own, and five did a ...

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Construction Material Life Cycle Assessment and

Construction Material Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Impacts. ... Determine ways to reduce concrete waste by using less concrete, increase recycling, or both. Simply put, build smaller. In a 2005 article from the Journal of Industrial Ecology, ..

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Life cycle assessment of the use of recycled aggregates in

Life cycle assessment of the use of recycled aggregates in the production of concrete Bruno André Martins Estanqueiro Master in Industrial Engineering and Management Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa-UTL, Lisboa, Portugal Abstract

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) of concrete made using recycled

The well recognized and standardized methodology – life cycle assessment – is applied. 11.2. Life cycle assessment (LCA) of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) In this chapter, application of the life cycle assessment methodology in the environmental assess

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Environmental LCA of innovative reuse of all End-of-life

This life-cycle assessment is based on ILCD and the ISO standards and considers “cradle to gate”, i.e. from extraction of raw materials, tyre-recycling and up to concrete production in ready mixture concrete plants. In total, 21 different concrete were an

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