SUSTAINABLE USE OF WASTE GLASS IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Sustainability represents a balance that accommodates current human needs without diminishing the health and productivity of natural systems, and without diminishing the ability of future generations to accommodate their own needs. Sustainable construction brings many benefits to our society, environment and economy. Construction sector is major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions. Consequently, a sustainability concern in construction sector becomes utmost important. In this respect, many studies used recycled materials in construction materials to implement the sustainability. This study summarizes various studies that utilized recycled waste glass in the construction materials. Specifically, use of recycled glass in Portland cement concrete as cementitious material, sand/fine aggregates, and coarse aggregates will be presented in detail. Further, use of recycled glass in other construction materials such as asphalt concrete, mortar, pavement aggregate base, self compacting concrete, flowable fill, and ultra high performance green concrete will be presented. Additionally, practical challenges in using glass and criteria required for glass to be used in construction materials will be discussed.
Singh, Saurabh (Mobi); Boffa, Michael; and Aderoju, Joseph, "SUSTAINABLE USE OF WASTE GLASS IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS" (2019). University Research Symposium. 342.