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)
  • A. Castillo Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC)
  • I. Martínez Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC)
  • M. Castellote Institute of Construction Science “Eduardo Torroja” (IETcc-CSIC)



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


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.


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How to Cite

Rozas, F., Castillo, A., Martínez, I., & Castellote, M. (2015). Guidelines for assessing the valorization of a waste into cementitious material: dredged sediment for production of self compacting concrete. Materiales De Construcción, 65(319), e057.



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