Properties and possible recycling of solid waste from ready-mix concrete

M. F. Pistilli*, C. F. Peterson, S. P. Shah

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Due to more restrictive environment legislation, many ready-mix concrete suppliers are often obligated to find adequate means of handling, recycling and marketing their waste solids. This paper discusses the nature, properties and possible uses of the fine fraction of the waste slurry. Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of the slurry solids are presented. The influence of addition of waste solids to mortar and concrete made with three brands of cements are examined. The effects of waste solids on compressive and tensile strength, setting time, shrinkage and sulfate expansion and workability were studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-259
Number of pages11
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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