Waste And Recycling Materials Used In Concrete
Materials with higher strength and high performanceprovide excellent benefits. But after a very short useful-life become waste and contribute to environmental degradation. Some investigations are focused on recycling by using innovative and clean technologies. In this work, waste and recycled materials as well as gamma radiation are proposed as tools for improving mechanical properties of concrete; polyethylene terephthalate of bottles, automotive tire rubber as well as cellulose of Tetra Pak packages are studied as materials.
Keywords: Waste Materials, Recycling, Gamma Radiation, Concrete, Mechanical Properties.