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EPiC database - Recycled aggregate

posted on 10.12.2020, 20:44 by Robert Crawford, André Stephan, Fabian Prideaux
This material is part of the free Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database. The EPiC Database contains embodied environmental flow coefficients for 250+ construction materials using a comprehensive hybrid life cycle inventory approach.

Recycled aggregate is a cheap and readily available product made from recycled construction materials. It is strong and durable with excellent drainage properties.

It is typically comprised of concrete, stone, brick, ceramics, mortar and other common construction materials. It is produced using the waste materials collected from the demolition of building and infrastructure projects. Impurities such as metal, wood and timber are removed via magnets and other sorting techniques. The remaining materials are sorted by size, and crushed into a coarse aggregate.

Recycled aggregate is becoming increasingly popular as a replacement for natural aggregates. It is commonly used for: bulk fill, road construction, gravel, and as an aggregate in concrete. When used in concrete, it is typically combined with fly ash or other additives to ensure improved strength and reliability.


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7020 - Architecture


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