Characterization of Concrete made with Recycled Aggregate from Ceramic Sanitary Ware


  • C. Medina Universidad de León
  • A. Juan Universidad de León
  • M. Frías Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC), Madrid
  • M. I. Sánchez de Rojas Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC), Madrid
  • J. M. Morán Universidad de León
  • M. I. Guerra Universidad de León



aggregates, ceramic, concrete, characterization, mechanical properties


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.


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How to Cite

Medina, C., Juan, A., Frías, M., Sánchez de Rojas, M. I., Morán, J. M., & Guerra, M. I. (2011). Characterization of Concrete made with Recycled Aggregate from Ceramic Sanitary Ware. Materiales De Construcción, 61(304), 533–546.



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