Waste Materials in Construction contains papers from the first international conference on the environmental implications of construction with waste materials held in Maastricht in November, 1991. The three key themes of the conference are technical options for the application of waste materials in products for the construction industry, the resulting chemical and environmental aspects thereof, and legislation policies as they pertain to waste management. There has been a great deal of laboratory testing carried out in several countries on the impact of waste-derived products on the environment since most of these products are used in close contact with the soil ( eg. road construction). There is however, no consensus as to the methodologies possible for assessing the environmental behaviour of waste residue and the consequences of using them nor for developing standards to ensure environmentally safe re-use. The first half of the conference addresses this problem of lack of consensus. The second half deals with technical solutions and procedures to use waste materials for the production of construction materials.

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(NOTE: Limitation of space allows only a selection of papers to be mentioned) Foreward. I. POLICY AND LEGISLATION. Pollution prevention - U.S. Environmental Policy (A.W. Lindsey and B.J. Campbell). Systematic leaching behaviour of trace elements from construction materials and waste materials (H.A. van der Sloot). Waste Policy related to the National Environmental Policy Plan (G. Delsman). Management of wastes resulting from building activities in the Federal Republic of Germany (J. Kuehn). The U.S. EPA program for evaluation of treatment and utilization technologies for municipal waste combustion residues (C.C. Wiles, D.S. Kosson and R. Holmes). The use of waste material in civil engineering: AVI slag can replace gravel in concrete production (D. Stoelhorst). Management of residues from coal utilization: an overview of FBC and IGCC by-products (L.B. Clarke and I.M. Smith). Applications of waste materials at infrastructural works (R. van Winden, J. Th. van der Zwan and J. Zeilmaker). II. METHODOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT. A comparison of five solidification/stabilization processes for treatment of municipal waste combustion residues - physical testing (T.T. Holmes, D.S. Kosson and C.C. Wiles). Leaching potential of municipal waste incinerators bottom ash as a function of particle size distribution (J.A. Stegemann and J. Schneider). Composition and leaching characteristics of road construction materials (J.J. van Houdt, E.J. Wolf and R.F. Duzijn). Municipal solid waste combustion ash as an aggregate substitute in asphaltic concrete (D.L. Gress, X. Zhang, S. Tarr, I. Pazienza and T.T. Eighmy). Incineration slag in road construction (J.A.M. Mank, J. Brulot and W.H. Janssen van de Laak). Utilization of incinerator bottom ash: legal, environmental and engineering aspects (J. Hartlén and T. Lundgren). Recycling of construction waste (M.M. O'Mahony and G.W.E. Milligan). Chemical processes at a Redox/pH interface ar


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