Materiales de Construcción, Vol 65, No 319 (2015)

Guidelines for assessing the valorization of a waste into cementitious material: dredged sediment for production of self compacting concrete

F. Rozas
Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC), Spain

A. Castillo
Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC), Spain

I. Martínez
Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC), Spain

M. Castellote
Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC), Spain


This article presents some guidelines in order to analyse the feasibility of including a waste material in the production of a structural cementitious material. First of all, the compatibility of the waste with a cementitious material has to be assured; then, if necessary, a decontamination step will be carried out; after, decision on the type of material has to be taken based on different aspects, with special emphasis on the granulometry. As a last step, mechanical, environmental and durability properties have to be evaluated. Then the procedure is illustrated with a full example, obtaining a self compacting concrete (SCC) including dredged sediment taken from a Spanish harbour.


Protocol; Waste treatment; Cementitious material; Dredged sediment; Self-compacting concrete

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