Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081026762

Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete

1st Edition

Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Jamal Khatib Francesco Colangelo Rabin Tuladhar
Paperback ISBN: 9780081026762
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 5th December 2018
Page Count: 492
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to the use of recycled plastics in eco-efficient concrete F. Pacheco-Torgal
    2.Techniques for separation of plastic wastes Silvia Serranti and Giuseppe Bonifazi
    3. Hydraulic separation of plastic wastes Monica Moroni, Emanuela Lupo and Floriana La Marca
    4. Production of recycled polypropylene (PP) fibers from industrial plastic waste through melt spinning process Rabin Tuladhar and Shi Yin
    5. Fresh properties of concrete containing plastic aggregate Sheelan M. Hama and Nahla N. Hilal
    6. Mechanical strength of concrete with PVC aggregates A.A. Mohammed
    7. Characteristics of concrete containing EPS J.M. Khatib, B.A. Herki and A. Elkordi
    8. Lightweight concrete with polyolefins as aggregates Francesco Colangelo and Ilenia Farina
    9. Properties of concrete with plastic polypropylene aggregates Z. Pavlík, M. Pavlíkov<A Z<alesk
    10. Virgin and waste polymer incorporated concrete mixes for enhanced neutron radiation shielding characteristics Santhosh M. Malkapur and Mattur C. Narasimhan
    11. Performance of dioctyl terephthalate concrete B. Simsek, T. Uygunoglu, H. Korucu and M.M. Kocakerim
    12. Recycling of PET in asphalt concrete I. Aghayan and R. Khafajeh
    13. Recycling of different plastics in asphalt concrete M.A. Dalhat, Khaleel Al-Adham and M.A. Habib
    14. Replacement of stabilizers by recycling plastic in asphalt concrete Goutham Sarang
    15. The use of recycled plastic as partial replacement of bitumen in asphalt concrete Marta Vila-Cortavitarte, Pedro Lastra-Gonz<ALEZ, and Indacoechea-Vega<BR I. Calzada-Pérez 16. Concrete reinforced with metalized plastic waste fibers Ankur C. Bhogayata
    17. 17 Performance of concrete with PVC fibres Senthil Kumar Kaliyavaradhan and Tung-Chai Ling
    18. Recycled waste PET for sustainable fiber-reinforced concrete Dora Foti
    19. Properties of recycled carpet fiber reinforced concrete Hamid Reza Pakravan, Ali Asghar Asgharian Jeddi, Masoud Jamshidi, Farnaz Memarian and Amir Masoud Saghafi
    20. Performance of asphalt concrete with plastic fibres Nura Usman and Mohd Idrus Mohd Masirin
    21. Sustainability of using recycled plastic fiber in concrete Rabin Tuladhar and Shi Yin


Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete looks at the processing of plastic waste, including techniques for separation, the production of plastic aggregates, the production of concrete with recycled plastic as an aggregate or binder, the fresh properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, the shrinkage of concrete with plastic aggregates, the mechanical properties of concrete with plastic aggregates, toughness of concrete with plastic aggregates, modulus of elasticity of concrete with plastic aggregates, durability of concrete with plastic aggregates, concrete plastic waste powder with enhanced neutron radiation shielding, and more, thus making it a valuable reference for academics and industrial researchers.

Key Features

  • Describes the main types of recycled plastics that can be applied in concrete manufacturing
  • Presents, for the first time, state-of-the art knowledge on the properties of conventional concrete with recycled plastics
  • Discusses the technological challenges for concrete manufactures for mass production of recycled concrete from plastic waste


Academic and industrial researchers who are working with use of plastics in concrete, civil and structural engineers, polymer production technologists, practicing engineers in construction industry, concrete manufacturers


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About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal Editor

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is a Senior Researcher in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal. He has authored almost 300 publications, including 96 in ISI Web of Science-WoS and 92 on Scopus. Having received 798 citations in WoS (h-index=15) and 1125 citations on Scopus (h-index=18). He has a SCI Platinum h=30 the highest in the field of civil in Portugal. He has also been the Lead Editor of 14 international books, with more than 500 contributors from 52 countries in the five continents.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minho

Jamal Khatib Editor

Jamal Khatib is a Professsor of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. His research interests are mainly in the area of sustainable construction/structural materials subjected to different environmental conditions, and the use of waste and novel materials in construction applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials), Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Francesco Colangelo Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Engineering, University of Naples, Italy

Rabin Tuladhar Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Studies, James Cook University, Australia