Towards maximising the value and sustainable use of glass

Ravindra Dhir (Lead / Corresponding author), Tom Dyer, Albert Tang, Yongjun Cui

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The use of glass as a cement, filler aggregate and sand substitute for concrete construction is discussed. The main barriers to recycling glass cullet makes it difficult to judge the suitability and correct approach of its use. The influence of glass on concrete performance in the fresh and hardened states is determined by the glass particle size, type, contaminants and characteristics. Powdered glass does not pose a threat to the alkali-silica reaction (ASR) performance and thus is safe to use as a filler in concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalConcrete (London)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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