Performances of structural, moderate and heat insulating lightweight mortars manufactured by replacing sand volume with virgin or recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) are compared. At the same dosage, replacing virgin EPS with recycled one improves the mechanical performance of mortars without significant variation in capillary water absorption and water vapour permeability. Recycled EPS mortars have lower thermal insulation properties than those manufactured with virgin one, but this can be counteracted by increasing the percentage of EPS. To obtain mortars with a certain thermal insulating capacity, an economical save over than 25% can be reached by using recycled EPS.

Effect of using recycled instead of virgin EPS in lightweight mortars / Tittarelli, Francesca; Giosue', Chiara; Mobili, Alessandra; DI PERNA, Costanzo; Monosi, Saveria. - In: PROCEDIA ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1877-7058. - STAMPA. - 161:(2016), pp. 660-665. [10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.728]

Effect of using recycled instead of virgin EPS in lightweight mortars

TITTARELLI, Francesca
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GIOSUE', CHIARA;MOBILI, ALESSANDRA;DI PERNA, COSTANZO;MONOSI, SAVERIA
2016-01-01

Abstract

Performances of structural, moderate and heat insulating lightweight mortars manufactured by replacing sand volume with virgin or recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) are compared. At the same dosage, replacing virgin EPS with recycled one improves the mechanical performance of mortars without significant variation in capillary water absorption and water vapour permeability. Recycled EPS mortars have lower thermal insulation properties than those manufactured with virgin one, but this can be counteracted by increasing the percentage of EPS. To obtain mortars with a certain thermal insulating capacity, an economical save over than 25% can be reached by using recycled EPS.
2016
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