Mechanical Properties of Mortars Containing Waste Glass Powder

  • Elżbieta Horszczaruk Department of Concrete Stuctures and Concrete Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, al. Piastów 50, 70-311 Szczecin, Poland
  • Piotr Brzozowski Department of Concrete Stuctures and Concrete Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, al. Piastów 50, 70-311 Szczecin, Poland

Abstract

The utilization of solid waste materials or industrial waste as partial substitution of cement is growing in construction industry all around world. Less cement consumption causes consequently reduction in CO2 emission into the atmosphere and reduction in energy consumption. This paper examines the possibility of using finely ground waste glass as a partial replacement for cement and as a sealing admixture. Glass powder used in the research was prepared from the glass waste obtained from a local recycling company. Glass cullet made of brown glass, which after rinsing to remove sugars and other impurities, was dried and ground to a fraction below 125 μm.
This paper is the revised version of the paper that has been published in the Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference 2018 (Horszczaruk and Brzozowski, 2018).

Keywords: cement composites, waste glass powder, recycling, mechanical properties
Published online
2019-04-01
How to Cite
Horszczaruk, E. and Brzozowski, P. (2019) “Mechanical Properties of Mortars Containing Waste Glass Powder”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 50(1), pp. 30-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPar.12752.
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