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Separability studies of construction and demolition waste recycled sand

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Ulsen, Carina [1] ; Kahn, Henrique [1] ; Hawlitschek, Gustav [1] ; Masini, Eldon A. [1] ; Angulo, Sergio C. [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Engn, Min & Petr Dept, BR-05508030 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Technol Res Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: WASTE MANAGEMENT; v. 33, n. 3, p. 656-662, MAR 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 20

The quality of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste (CDW) is strictly related to the content of porous and low strength phases, and specifically to the patches of cement that remain attached to the surface of natural aggregates. This phase increases water absorption and compromises the consistency and strength of concrete made from recycled aggregates. Mineral processing has been applied to CDW recycling to remove the patches of adhered cement paste on coarse recycled aggregates. The recycled fine fraction is usually disregarded due to its high content of porous phases despite representing around 50% of the total waste. This paper focus on laboratory mineral separability studies for removing particles with a high content of cement paste from natural fine aggregate particles (quartz/feldspars). The procedure achieved processing of COW by tertiary impact crushing to produce sand, followed by sieving and density and magnetic separability studies. The attained results confirmed that both methods were effective in reducing cement paste content and producing significant mass recovery (80% for density concentration and 60% for magnetic separation). The production of recycled sand contributes to the sustainability of the construction environment by reducing both the consumption of raw materials and disposal of COW, particularly in large Brazilian centers with a low quantity of sand and increasing costs of this material due to long transportation distances. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/54007-0 - Acquisition of complementary and support equipment for a scanning electron microscopy facility
Grantee:Henrique Kahn
Support type: Multi-user Equipment Program
FAPESP's process: 10/15543-1 - Characterization of high quality recycled sand from construction and demolition waste
Grantee:Henrique Kahn
Support type: Regular Research Grants