Utilizing Waste Recycled Glass as Sand/Cement Replacement in Concrete

The potential use of waste recycled glass in concrete as recycled glass sand (RGS) and pozzolanic glass powder (PGP) was examined in this study. No major difference was found in compressive strength of concrete with the presence of RGS as sand replacement. While, the compressive strength of concrete reduced by 16 and 10.6% at 28 and 364 days respectively when 20% of Portland cement was replaced by PGP. The potential expansion of concrete due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) was monitored according to the procedure of British Standard BS 812 Part 123:1999. As a siliceous material, the use of RGS as sand replacement in concrete possesses high risk of ASR expansion. Therefore, cracks were observed when RGS was used as sand replacement in concrete without any precautions to minimize this risk. Different materials were used as ASR suppressors to mitigate the potential risk of ASR, such as: ground granulated blastfurnace slag, metakaolin, PGP, and lithium nitrate (LiNO3). The expansion associated with ASR was significantly reduced when the ASR suppressor was used in concrete.

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    • Taha, Bashar
    • Nounu, Ghassan
  • Publication Date: 2009-12


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  • Accession Number: 01149293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 17 2010 5:20PM