Comprehensive Review of Recycled Aggregate Concrete in Construction: Suitability, Properties, and Sustainable Practices

Year : 2024 | Volume :14 | Issue : 01 | Page : 1-8
By

Deepika Patel

Harsh Rathore

  1. Student Department of Civil Engineering, Sanjeev Agarwal Global Educational University, Bhopa Madhya Pradesh India
  2. Assistant Professor Sanjeev Agarwal Global Educational University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh India

Abstract

Concrete production, integral to construction and demolition processes, generates substantial waste.
This waste can be repurposed as recycled aggregates in new concrete production, offering sustainable
solutions and addressing resource management and environmental concerns. This literature review
explores the utilization of construction and demolition waste as aggregates in recycled aggregate
concrete (RAC), with a focus on key areas, including the suitability of RAC, its fresh properties, mix
design, mechanical characteristics, and durability. Researchers such as Khalaf and Oikonomou have
endorsed demolition waste as a reliable alternative, particularly for fire-resistant applications.
Additionally, Kumar Neeraj Jha has emphasized global challenges and the critical need for government
support to promote the widespread adoption of recycled aggregates. Fresh property studies conducted
by Girish and Panda have underscored the significance of yield stress and plastic viscosity for RAC’s
concrete performance. Notably, mechanical characteristics studies indicate that RAC can match the
mechanical strength of conventional concrete, with potential improvements achievable through the
incorporation of supplementary materials and innovative techniques. Durability studies have
showcased RAC’s potential for enhancements through surface treatments and the use of supplementary
cementitious materials. This work provides insights into the current state of research on recycled
aggregate concrete, emphasizing its potential to address environmental concerns while maintaining
structural performance in construction applications

Keywords: Recycled aggregate concrete, construction and demolition waste, fresh properties, mix design, mechanical characteristics, Durability

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Received February 7, 2024
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