Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete

Use of Recycled Plastics in Eco-efficient Concrete

1st Edition - November 21, 2018

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  • Editors: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal, Jamal Khatib, Francesco Colangelo, Rabin Tuladhar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026762
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027332

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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

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. Pavlíkovalez
    16. Concrete reinforced with metalized plastic waste fibers
    Ankur C. Bhogayata
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 492
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: November 21, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026762
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081027332

About the Editors

Fernando Pacheco-Torgal

F. Pacheco-Torgal is a Principal Investigator at the University of Minho, Portugal. He holds the title Counsellor from the Portuguese Engineers Association. He has authored more than 300 publications, 119 in Scopus and 107 in Web of Science-WoS. His publications have been viewed or downloaded almost 500,000 times. He currently holds the record for the highest Platinum SCI h-index and the highest K-index in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. He is in the Top 10 Platinum SCI h-index in the world for the field of construction and building materials. He is a member of the editorial board for 9 international journals, 5 referenced on Web of Science and two referenced on Scopus. He currently holds the record for the highest ratio (papers handled as editor/year) in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. He has acted as a Foreign Expert in the evaluation of 18 PhD thesis. In the last 10 years he has been a Member of the Scientific Committee for almost 60 conferences most of them in Asian countries. He is also a grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 13 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA. Emirates, Poland and, the EU Commission. He has also been an invited reviewer for 125 international journals and has reviewed almost 1000 papers. His review record places him at the Top 0.1% between 2 million reviewers registered in Publons. He currently ranks second place between more than 10.000 reviewers in civil engineering. He has been leading editor of 22 international books published by Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier and Springer, 10 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science. He currently holds the record for having the highest number of books indexed in WoS in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal. Two of those books are the Scopus most cited ever in the field of Civil Engineering in Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Jamal Khatib

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

Francesco Colangelo is Professor of Environmental and Industrial Risk Assessment at the University of Naples “Parthenope” and the Scientific Director of the CRI-TEST Innovation Lab, Naples, Italy. His main research work covers the recycling of waste materials in concrete and for geo-environmental and civil applications and the application of life cycle assessment methodology to different processes for the preparation of innovative building materials. He is also interested in the evaluation of the durability of mortars and concretes, the stabilization/solidification of hazardous wastes and the synthesis of geopolymeric eco-sustainable materials based on industrial waste. He has a long experience in consultancy in the following fields: treatment and recycling of solid waste, remediation of old landfills, resource recovery plants. He has been and still is the scientific manager of a number of research projects with public and private companies. Since 2012, he is a senior member of RILEM. He is the director of the Master Course in Safety Engineering at the Department of Engineering of the University of Naples "Parthenope".

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Environmental and Industrial Risk Assessment, University of Naples “Parthenope”, and Scientific Director, CRI-TEST Innovation Lab, Naples, Italy

Rabin Tuladhar

Rabin Tuladhar is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean Learning and Teaching (ADLT) at the College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Australia.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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  • Mohd M. Sun Nov 25 2018

    Great Contribution to the environmental issues

    Well edited and good reference for understanding of recycled polymers.