Multi-functional Concrete with Recycled Aggregates

Multi-functional Concrete with Recycled Aggregates

1st Edition - October 3, 2022

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  • Editors: Yidong Xu, Ruoyu Jin
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898386

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Multi-functional Concrete with Recycled Aggregates introduces recent research practice on addressing environmental sustainability (e.g., reducing air pollution) while utilizing recycled aggregates from construction demolition (C&D) wastes. The book addresses current state-of-the-art developments surrounding the use of C&D wastes to achieve sustainability. Chapters provide an overview of existing research and practices in traditional recycled aggregate concrete. There are also sections that introduce the latest studies of high-performance concrete adopting recycled aggregates from C&D wastes, the managerial aspects of C&D waste management, policy, managerial perspectives, and the entire waste reuse model. Overall, the book moves a step forward from existing books on recycled aggregate concrete by presenting how recycling C&D wastes in new concrete production could achieve extra environmental or engineering purposes and achieve sustainability from both technical and managerial perspectives.

Key Features

  • Features state-of-the-art research and practices on adopting construction and demolition (C&D) wastes for production of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC)
  • Discusses the managerial aspects of C&D waste management by promoting the usage of different types of RAC from technical, policy, and managerial perspectives
  • Covers the entire waste reuse model to enhance the reuse and recycling rate of C&D wastes
  • Includes recent developments in high-performance RAC and other new functions in RAC (e.g., pervious RAC designed to absorb air pollutants) are also presented
  • Covers state-of-the art research and developments in engineering applications and properties of RAC, such as pervious RAC, self-cleaning RAC and High-performance RAC


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and civil engineers who are working in the development of construction materials and utilization of waste and other fine by-products in the production of concrete

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Yidong Xu and Ruoyu Jin

    Section 1. Recycled aggregate concrete
    1. Sources of recycled aggregates for concrete production
    Olubisi Ige, , London South Bank University
    2. Research of properties of concrete with recycled aggregates
    Kolawole Adisa Olonade, University of Lagos, Nigeria
    3. Applications of recycled aggregate concrete
    Kolawole Adisa Olonade, University of Lagos, Nigeria

    Section 2. High-performance concrete with recycled aggregates
    4. Rheology of High-performance recycled aggregate concrete
    Zhenhua Duan, Tongji University
    5. Mechanical properties of High-performance recycled aggregate concrete
    Ying Jingwei, Guangxi University
    6. Durability of High-performance recycled aggregate concrete
    Yuxi Zhao, Zhejiang University
    7. Creep and shrinkage performance of High-performance recycled aggregate concrete
    Zhihai He, Shaoxing University
    8. Producing high-performance concrete from contaminated recycled aggregate
    Jianghong Mao, NIT

    Section 3. Newly developed multi-functional recycled aggregate concrete
    9. Self-cleaning concrete adopting recycled aggregates
    Yidong Xu, NIT
    10. Recycled aggregate concrete for pavement rapid repair
    Yidong Xu, NIT
    11. Research of recycled aggregate concrete for photocatalytic purpose in degrading air pollution
    Ruoyu Jin, London South Bank University; Yidong Xu, NIT
    12. Pervious concrete adopting recycled aggregate for environmental sustainability
    Yidong Xu, NIT; Ruoyu Jin, London South Bank University

    Section 4. Waste management policies and practices of concrete recycling
    13. Existing sustainability rating systems in adopting waste reuse
    Peng Zhang, Qingdao University of Technology
    14. Entire concrete waste reuse model
    Wei Chen, NIT
    15. SWOT analysis of promoting recycled aggregate concrete
    Bo Li, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
    16. Adopting recycled aggregate concrete from the management perspective
    Vivian Tam, Western Sydney University

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: October 3, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323898386

About the Editors

Yidong Xu

Professor Yidong Xu is currently serving as Director of the Civil Engineering Laboratory at Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China. He is an editorial board member of the FIB Structural Concrete Journal (2018-2020), and a member of the CCH technical committee of RILEM, deputy secretary of China’s Concrete and Cement Products Association, and technical committee member of the Chinese Civil Engineering Society. Professor Xu’s research focuses on sustainable concrete materials and structures, as well as construction engineering and management. As a principle investigator, he has completed two research projects funded by the China National Science Foundation and the Zhejiang Provincial Science Foundation, as well as five research projects supported by Ningbo Municipal Science Bureau, and over ten consulting projects sponsored by industry. Professor Xu has published over 100 journal articles and he serves as a peer reviewer for 27 academic journals. He is also the holder of four patented innovations in concrete materials research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Civil Engineering Laboratory, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Ruoyu Jin

Dr. Ruoyu Jin is a Charted Builder of the UK-based Charted Institute of Building, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He currently works as an Associate Professor in Construction Management at London South Bank University UK. His main research interests focus on construction waste management especially recycled aggregate concrete, and off-site manufacturing for construction. Dr. Jin has completed several funded research projects in the areas of construction waste management involving recycled aggregate concrete and he also works on Building Information Modelling (BIM) for construction waste management, including waste generation estimation and digital monitoring of construction performance. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and has one patented innovation in reusing construction waste as sustainable construction materials. He also serves as a peer reviewer for more than ten international journals in the field of construction materials and construction management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Construction Management, London South Bank University, Southwark, London, England, UK

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