In many areas, quantities of recovered glass remain after recycling, for which alternative uses must be found. One possible alternative outlet is the use of glass in concrete. The main concern is that glass is capable of undergoing alkali-silica reaction (ASR). However, the material also contains significant quantities of sodium. If released, this sodium may contribute to further reaction of glass and / or other reactive aggregates. This paper reports on the two-year results of one part of a larger testing programme which examined the expansion of concrete containing combinations of powdered glass and three UK-sourced aggregate combinations known to undergo ASR.
|Title of host publication||Cement combinations for durable concrete|
|Subtitle of host publication||proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK on 5-7 July 2005|
|Editors||Ravindra K. Dhir, Thomas A. Harrison, Moray D. Newlands|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities' - Dundee, United Kingdom|
Duration: 5 Jul 2005 → 7 Jul 2005
|Conference||2005 International Congress 'Global construction: ultimate concrete opportunities'|
|Period||5/07/05 → 7/07/05|
Dhir, R. K., Dyer, T. D., & Tang, M. C. (2005). Alkali-silica reaction of concrete containing glass: interaction with reactive aggregates. In R. K. Dhir, T. A. Harrison, & M. D. Newlands (Eds.), Cement combinations for durable concrete: proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland UK on 5-7 July 2005 (Vol. 1, pp. 651-662). Thomas Telford.