Use of Selective Recycled Materials in Civil Engineering Construction

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Handbook of Environment and Waste Management: Volume 2: Land and Groundwater Pollution Control


© 2014 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. It takes a lot of valuable energy and materials to create and manufacture products and the resulting industrial waste can be difficult to manage. The utilization of these industrial waste and by-products can help in reducing the exploitation and consumption of natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and assist in the protection of environment. This chapter discusses the properties (physical, chemical, mechanical, and environmental) as well as the techniques for the utilization of fly ash, cement kiln dust, and recycled demolished concrete in civil engineering construction.