Lightweight mortars containing expanded polystyrene and paper sludge ash

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Title: Lightweight mortars containing expanded polystyrene and paper sludge ash
Authors: Ferrándiz-Mas, Verónica | Bond, Thomas | García Alcocel, Eva María | Cheeseman, Chris R.
Research Group/s: Durabilidad de Materiales y Construcciones en Ingeniería y Arquitectura
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Keywords: Rendering mortar | Supplementary cementitious material | Waste | Paper sludge ash | Expanded polystyrene | Lightweight aggregate | Thermal conductivity
Knowledge Area: Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Construction and Building Materials. 2014, 61: 285-292. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.03.028
Abstract: The objective of this research was to develop lightweight cement mortars with good thermal-insulation properties by incorporating expanded polystyrene (EPS) and paper sludge ash (PSA), both of which are problematic waste materials. The mortars formed had low thermal conductivity and low bulk density compared to control samples. Ground EPS produced lower thermal conductivity samples than powdered EPS. Resource efficient mortars containing up to 20% PSA, and 60% of EPS are considered suitable for use in rendering and plastering applications.
Sponsor: The authors wish to thank the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and European Union (FEDER) for project funding (BIA2007-61170), and the FPI scholarship (BES-2009-012166) award to Verónica Ferrándiz Mas which allowed her to develop her doctoral thesis. This research was carried out in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Imperial College London, with funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (EEBB-I-12-0574) to support Verónica Ferrándiz Mas.
ISSN: 0950-0618 (Print) | 1879-0526 (Online)
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.03.028
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Peer Review: si
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