Whilst lightweight aggregates have been used for many years, the development of high quality manufactured lightweight aggregates has been slow due in no small part to the attitude of the producers of the industrial wastes which form the raw materials for much of the modern lightweight aggregate production. This paper gives a brief situation report of the lightweight aggregate industry in the United Kingdom and highlights some of the problems encountered by the would-be manufacturer. In spite of an extremely encouraging government sponsored report, lightweight aggregates have not yet reached their full potential in the UK. Environmental pressures, however, are gathering and it is these pressures that could cause a major breakthrough in the use of industrial wastes for manufactured lightweight aggregate. In addition to the obvious benefit of recycling waste material to produce high quality, thermally efficient aggregates, the added benefits of reducing the need for digging natural aggregates from the ground is becoming apparent to all. (TRRL)

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    Construction Press Limited

    Lunesdale House
    Hornby, Lancaster,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Horler, D B
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

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  • Accession Number: 00308908
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM