This work is aimed at studying the possibility of reusing waste glass from crushed containers as aggregate for preparing mortars. At present, this kind of reuse is still not common due to the risk of alkali–silica reaction (ASR) between alkalis of the cement and silica of the waste glass. This expansive reaction can cause great problems of cracking and, consequently, it can be extremely deleterious for the mortar durability. The influence of both size and colour of recycled glass coming from crushed containers on the durability of mortars is studied. The attention is focused on both mechanical behaviour, investigated by means of bending and compression tests, as well as durability, studied by means of accelerated tests for evaluating the tendency to expand under alkaline environment due to ASR. Several mortars are prepared by replacing at different rate the quartz sand with coarse glass cullet of different colours: clear (i.e. uncoloured), green and amber. Then, pulverised clear glass is added to the mortar mixtures, also in the presence of class F fly ash. Results obtained show that by using both green and amber glass cullet the mortars are stable, as well as by using powder glass, which also shows a significant pozzolanic effect. On the other hand, considerable expansion due to ASR is detected by using clear glass cullet.

Reuse of recycled glass in mortar manufacturing / Corinaldesi, Valeria; Nardinocchi, Alessandro; Donnini, Jacopo. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1964-8189. - STAMPA. - 20:S1(2016), pp. 140-151. [10.1080/19648189.2016.1246695]

Reuse of recycled glass in mortar manufacturing

CORINALDESI, VALERIA;NARDINOCCHI, ALESSANDRO;DONNINI, JACOPO
2016-01-01

Abstract

This work is aimed at studying the possibility of reusing waste glass from crushed containers as aggregate for preparing mortars. At present, this kind of reuse is still not common due to the risk of alkali–silica reaction (ASR) between alkalis of the cement and silica of the waste glass. This expansive reaction can cause great problems of cracking and, consequently, it can be extremely deleterious for the mortar durability. The influence of both size and colour of recycled glass coming from crushed containers on the durability of mortars is studied. The attention is focused on both mechanical behaviour, investigated by means of bending and compression tests, as well as durability, studied by means of accelerated tests for evaluating the tendency to expand under alkaline environment due to ASR. Several mortars are prepared by replacing at different rate the quartz sand with coarse glass cullet of different colours: clear (i.e. uncoloured), green and amber. Then, pulverised clear glass is added to the mortar mixtures, also in the presence of class F fly ash. Results obtained show that by using both green and amber glass cullet the mortars are stable, as well as by using powder glass, which also shows a significant pozzolanic effect. On the other hand, considerable expansion due to ASR is detected by using clear glass cullet.
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