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How environmentally sustainable are fibre reinforced alkali-activated concretes?
Alkali-activated concretes have been receiving increasingly attention as they are identified to be key components towards achieving sustainable construction in future. A detailed comparative environmental assessment study ...
Environmental Assessment of Alkali-Activated Mortars Using Different Activators
(CISA Publisher, 2019-10)
This study sheds light on the environmental performance of three alkali-activated mortars (AAMs) using sodium hydroxide, sodium silicate powder and 2-part aqueous alkali solutions respectively, as activators. A comparative ...
Construction and demolition waste as a raw material for wood polymer composites – Assessment of environmental impacts
The European Commission's ambitious construction and demolition waste (CDW) material recovery target has placed pressure on Finland to increase its CDW material recovery rate. It has been identified that using CDW fractions, ...
Systematic assessment of critical factors for the economic performance of landfill mining in Europe: What drives the economy of landfill mining?
Landfill mining (LFM) is a strategy to mitigate environmental impacts associated with landfills, while simultaneously recovering dormant materials, energy carriers, and land resources. Although several case study assessments ...
Applicability of a field portable X‐ray fluorescence for analyzing elemental concentration of waste samples
Determining the chemical properties of waste is crucial to ensure the most effective utilization of waste. The standard laboratory measurements can produce accurate results, but analysis is labor- and time-consuming. The ...