Materiales de Construcción, Vol 61, No 304 (2011)

Characterization of Concrete made with Recycled Aggregate from Ceramic Sanitary Ware


https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2011.59710

C. Medina
Universidad de León, Spain

A. Juan
Universidad de León, Spain

M. Frías
Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

M. I. Sánchez de Rojas
Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

J. M. Morán
Universidad de León, Spain

M. I. Guerra
Universidad de León, Spain

Abstract


This study examined the possibility of reusing the ceramic wastes of sanitary ware as coarse aggregate, in partial substitution (15, 20 y 25 %) of natural coarse aggregates. Firstly, the characterization of recycled coarse ceramic aggregate was carried out subsequently proceeded to establish the parameters of dosage and manufacture of different concretes. Lastly, tests were conducted using these mixes to characterize physical and mechanical, and a study was carried out to identify the crystalline phases. Results showed that as the substitution proportion increased, the mechanical properties of the concrete improved, whilst physical properties remained practically constant. In view of these results, we conclude that it is possible to use this type of ceramic waste as coarse aggregate when mixing concrete destined for structural purposes.

Keywords


aggregates; ceramic; concrete; characterization; mechanical properties

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