Waste and Byproducts in Cement-Based Materials

Waste and Byproducts in Cement-Based Materials

Innovative Sustainable Materials for a Circular Economy

1st Edition - June 3, 2021

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  • Editors: Jorge de Brito, Carlos Thomas, Cesar Medina, Francisco Agrela
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128208953
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128205495

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Waste and By-Products in Cement-Based Materials: Innovative Sustainable Materials for a Circular Economy covers various recycled materials, by-products and wastes that are suitable for the manufacture of materials within the spectrum of so-called cement-based materials (CBM). Sections cover wastes for replacement of aggregates in CBM, focus on the application of wastes for the replacement of clinker and mineral additions in the manufacture of binders, discuss the optimization process surrounding the manufacture of recycled concrete and mortars, multi-recycling, advanced radiological studies, optimization of self-compacting concrete, rheology properties, corrosion prevention, and more. Final sections includes a review of real-scale applications that have been made in recent years of cement-based materials in roads, railway superstructures, buildings and civil works, among others, as well as a proposal of new regulations to promote the use of waste in the manufacture of CBM.

Key Features

  • Favors the institution of the circular economy in the construction industry by eliminating the barriers that currently prevent industrial waste from being valorized by its inclusion in CBM design
  • Features an in-depth exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of new raw materials and their application to CBMs
  • Features real-scale applications that have been made in recent years of cement-based materials in roads, railway superstructures, buildings and civil works, among others
  • Presents current, state-of-the-art, and future-prospects for the use of industrial waste in CBMs


Industrial manufacturers producing aggregates from waste; binder and additive producers in the cement and chemical industries; designers, builders and manufacturers; regulators, materials scientists and engineers and researchers involved in sustainable construction

Table of Contents

  • Section A Waste for aggregates in cement-based materials
    1 Modeling the interfacial transition zone between recycled aggregates and industrial waste in cementitious matrix
    C. Medina, J. Sánchez, I.F. Sáez del Bosque, M. Frías, and M.I. Sánchez de Rojas
    2 Waste for aggregates in ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC)
    F. Lopez Gayarre, I. Lopez Boadella, J. Suarez Gonzalez, C. Lopez-Colina, M. Serrano Lopez, and Flavio Stochino
    3 Use of coal bottom ash and other waste as fine aggregates in lightweight cement-based materials
    B. González-Fonteboa, F. Martínez-Abella, R. Rodríguez-Álvaro, E. Rey-Bouzón, S. Seara-Paz, and M.F. Herrador
    4 Residual biomasses as aggregates applied in cement-based materials
    M. López-Alonso, M. Martín-Morales, M.J. Martínez-Echevarría, F. Agrela, and M. Zamorano
    5 Technical and economic implications of using recycled fiber-reinforced polymer waste as aggregate in concrete
    Ardavan Yazdanbakhsh
    Section B Waste for binders and additions
    6 Application of phosphogypsum for the improvement of eco-efficient cements
    J. Rosales, M. Gázquez, M. Cabrera, J.P. Bolivar, and F. Agrela
    7 Effect of wastes as supplementary cementitious materials on the transport properties of concrete
    Yury Villagrán-Zaccardi, Natalia Alderete, Carlos Pico-Cortés, Claudio Zega, Puput Risdanareni, and Nele De Belie
    8 Fly ash-incorporated recycled coarse aggregate-based concrete
    Sushree Sunayana and Sudhirkumar V. Barai
    9 Industrial waste from biomass-fired electric power plants as alternative pozzolanic material
    I.F. Sáez del Bosque, M.I. Sánchez de Rojas, E. Asensio, M. Frías,and C. Medina
    10 Inorganic binders from petrochemical industry waste: The case of fluid catalytic cracking catalyst residue
    M.V. Borrachero, J. Payé, J. Monzó, L. Soriano, and M.M. Tashima
    11 Utilization of metallurgical wastes as raw materials for manufacturing alkali-activated cements
    A.T.M. Marsh, T. Yang, S. Adu-Amankwah, and S.A. Bernal
    Section C Optimization of concrete and mortar for a circular economy
    12 Multirecycled concrete aggregates in concrete production
    Jorge de Brito, Luís Evangelista, and Carlos Thomas
    13 Radiological shielding concrete using steel slags
    P. Tamayo, Carlos Thomas, J. Rico, Jesús Setién, Juan Antonio Polanco, S. Pérez, and S. Manñanes
    14 Self-compacting concrete also standing for sustainable circular concrete
    Sandra Nunes and Carla Costa
    15 Optimization of self-compacting recycled concrete manufactured with waste and byproducts
    Juan Manso (Manuel), Francisco Fiol, Carlos Thomas, Vanesa Ortega-López, Vı16 Rheological behavior of recycled aggregate concrete
    M. Barra, D. Aponte, F. Faleschini, B. González-Fonteboa, and I. González-Taboada
    17 Active-state corrosion in recycled aggregate concrete
    Rui Neves and Jorge de Brito
    Section D Environmental implications of the use of waste in cement-based materials
    18 Comprehensive environmental evaluation of photocatalytic eco-blocks produced with recycled materials
    Md. Uzzal Hossain, Ming-Zhi Guo, and Chi Sun Poon
    19 Leaching assessment methodologies and regulations for evaluating the use of secondary and recycled materials in concrete and mortars
    C.J. Engelsen, H.A. van der Sloot, and D.S. Kosson
    20 Methodology for the evaluation of the life cycle in research on cement-based materials
    Tayfun Uygunoglu, Pelin Sertyesilisik, and ÍIker Bekir Topçu
    21 Cement treatment of recycled concrete aggregates and incinerator bottom ash as road bases in pavements
    Dongxing Xuan, Baojian Zhan, and Chi Sun Poon
    22 Alternative secondary raw materials for road construction based on pulp and paper industry waste
    D. Aponte, H. Baloochi, M. Barra, A. Martínez, R. Miro, J. Cepria, and R. Orejana
    23 Ladle furnace slags for construction and civil works: A promising reality
    A. Santamaría, Vanesa Ortega-López, Marta Skaf, F. Faleschini, A. Orbe, and J.T. San-José
    24 Real-scale applications of waste in cement-based materials in building
    B. González-Fonteboa, F. Lopez Gayarre, J. Vera-Agulló, M. Casado, and C. Medina
    25 Fatigue in recycled aggregate concrete for railway superstructure applications
    José Sainz-Aja, Blas Cantero, Carlos Thomas, Isidro Carrascal, Jesús Setién, Juan Antonio Polanco, Ana Cimentada, and José A. Casado
    26 Normative review and necessary advances to promote the use of recycled aggregates and by-products in cement-based materials
    F. Agrela, P. Alaejos, Carlos Thomas, J. Rueda, R.V. Silva, J. Moreno-Juez, M.A. Sanjuán, Jorge de Brito, and M.I. Sánchez de Rojas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 808
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: June 3, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128208953
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128205495

About the Editors

Jorge de Brito

Jorge de Brito is a full professor of civil engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of

Lisbon. His main research topic is sustainable construction, particularly on the use of recycled aggregates in concrete and mortars. He has participated in 20 competitively financed research projects (four as the principal investigator) and supervised 20 PhD and 150 MSc theses. He is the author of 3 previous books, 20 book chapters, 250 journal and 450 conference papers. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Building Engineering, an associate editor of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, a member of the editorial boards of 15 other international journals and a member of the CIB, FIB, RILEM, IABMAS and IABSE organisations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Carlos Thomas

Carlos Thomas is an Associate Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory in the Civil Engineering School of the University of Cantabria, Spain. He received his International PhD with cum Laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award in 2013. His research activity has focused on the evaluation of construction, demolition and industry wastes for the manufacture of recycled mortars and concrete. In the last five years, he has participated as Principal Investigator in 5 R&D projects and as a researcher in another 10 R&D projects, with both public and private funding, related to recycled materials. He is the author of 20 JCR papers, one of them certified as one of the 25 most downloaded in ScienceDirect, and more than 80 congress communications and conferences. He has undertaken research stays in France, Germany, Brazil, and Portugal, and he is one of the promoters of the "Spanish Recycled Concrete Network".

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, Civil Engineering School, University of Cantabria, Spain

Cesar Medina

César Medina is a reader of the Department of Construction of Civil Engineering, University of Extremadura, Spain. He earned his PhD. from the University of León in 2011. He has authored over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, two books and nine book chapters. He is reviewer for more than 15 JCR-listed journals, including Cement and Concrete Composites, Construction and Building Materials and Journal of Cleaner Production. He sits on RILEM technical committees RAC and CCC and a number of standardisation committees under the auspices of Spain’s standardisation agency, UNE. He is Secretary to the University of Extremadura’s Research Institute for Sustainable Development (INTERRA) and convenor for the same university’s Construction materials, soil and environmental engineering (MATERIA) research group. He has been visiting scholar with the University of the West of Scotland, Heriot-Watt University and Ghent University. He served as principal investigator for a research project on industrial waste valorisation in the design of eco-concretes supported with European, national and regional funding.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Construction of Civil Engineering, University of Extremadura, Spain

Francisco Agrela

Francisco Agrela is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Cordoba, Spain. He received his PhD in 2003 from the University of Cordoba. He is the author of over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has published a chapter in the Handbook of Recycled Concrete and Demolition Waste (Woodhead). He collaborates with several journals as reviewer, including Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Waste Management (Elsevier), Materials and Design (Elsevier), Resources, Conservation and Recycling (Elsevier). He belongs to the RAC committee of RILEM and AFN-20 of TRB. He has visited and collaborated with several Universities such as the TU Delft, University Polytechnic of Hong Kong, University of Granada, and IST of Lisbon.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Cordoba, Spain

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