Performance Characteristics of Waste Glass Powder Substituting Portland Cement in Mortar Mixtures

P. Kara (Lead / Corresponding author), L. J. Csetényi, A. Borosnyói

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In the present work, soda-lime glass cullet (flint, amber, green) and special glass cullet (soda-alkaline earth-silicate glass coming from low pressure mercury-discharge lamp cullet and incandescent light bulb borosilicate glass waste cullet) were ground into fine powders in a laboratory planetary ball mill for 30 minutes. CEM I 42.5N Portland cement was applied in mortar mixtures, substituted with waste glass powder at levels of 20% and 30%. Characterisation and testing of waste glass powders included fineness by laser diffraction particle size analysis, specific surface area by nitrogen adsorption technique, particle density by pycnometry and chemical analysis by X-ray fluorescence spectrophotometry. Compressive strength, early age shrinkage cracking and drying shrinkage tests, heat of hydration of mortars, temperature of hydration, X-ray diffraction analysis and volume stability tests were performed to observe the influence of waste glass powder substitution for Portland cement on physical and engineering properties of mortar mixtures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012057
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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