Materiales de Construcción, Vol 64, No 313 (2014)

Recycling of fresh concrete exceeding and wash water in concrete mixing plants


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2013.00113

J. A. Férriz Papí
Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Abstract


The exceeding concrete and washing equipment water are a matter to solve in concrete production. This paper explains several possibilities for recycling and analyses the products obtained with one recycling equipment. The objective of this work is to study the possibility to increase the percentage of recycling in new mixes. The developed study relates wash water density and fine particles content. Besides, mortar and concrete samples were tested introducing different quantities of these fine particles, substituting cement, sand or only as an addition. Consistency, compressive strength, setting time, absorption, and capillarity were tested. The results indicated an improvement of the studied properties in some percentages when substituting sand. It confirms the possibility to introduce larger quantities of wash water in new concrete mixes, with corrections in sand quantity depending on water density.

Keywords


Concrete; Fresh concrete; Waste treatment; Superplasticizers; Finess

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