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Title: Quality control of recycled aggregates derived from construction and demolition wastes
Authors: Poon, CS 
Kou, SC
Keywords: Concrete
Construction
Guidelines
Recycled aggregate
Waste
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: 中國學術期刊 (光盤版) 電子雜誌社
Source: 四川大學學報. 工程科學版 (Journal of Sichuan Union University. Engineering science edition), 2009, v. 41, no. 3, p. 248-257 How to cite?
Journal: 四川大學學報. 工程科學版 (Journal of Sichuan Union University. Engineering science edition) 
Abstract: In 2007, over 24 million tons of Construction and Demolition (C and D) wastes were generated in Hong Kong. Since the local landfills will be saturated in about 6 years, it is important to find a viable way to reuse these waste materials as to alleviate the demand on public fill capacity. In order to tackle the problem, the Hong Kong government has set up a temporary recycling facility in Hong Kong in 2002 for producing different sizes of recycled aggregate for use in various construction materials. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has been studying the feasible use of recycled aggregates in Hong Kong for a number of years. A substantial amount of experimental results on the properties of recycled aggregates and the effect of recycled aggregates on the properties of concrete and other construction products (e. g. concrete blocks and granular sub-base) has been published. In this paper, the experience of Hong Kong in using recycled aggregates are summarized and a set of quality control guidelines proposed for governing the use of recycled aggregates in Hong Kong is introduced. The experience and guidelines may also be useful for the recycling of waste materials derived from the recent Sichuan earthquake in China.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/20306
ISSN: 0253-2263
EISSN: 1009-3087
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