Expansion due to alkali-silica reaction (ASR) of glass cullet used in concrete

R.K. Dhir, T.D. Dyer, M.C. Tang

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    Recovery of post-consumer container glass for recycling in glass manufacture is a practice with excellent sustainability credentials, since it reduces furnace energy demand, reduces pressures on primary mineral resources and diverts waste away from landfill disposal. However, circumstances may arise which prevent quantities of cullet being used in this way. One possible alternative application for glass is as a constituent material in concrete. Expansive alkali-silica reaction (ASR) has been the biggest barrier to this mode of use, and, therefore, it is vital to closely study this potentially deleterious process. This paper examines the behaviour of glass in concrete with regards to expansive ASR.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRecycling and reuse of waste materials
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the International Symposium held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK on 9-11 September 2003
    EditorsRavindra K. Dhir, Moray D. Newlands, Judith E. Halliday
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherThomas Telford
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0727732528
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event2003 International Symposium "Advances in waste management and recycling" - Dundee, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Sept 200311 Sept 2003


    Conference2003 International Symposium "Advances in waste management and recycling"
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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