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LCA of recycled and conventional concretes designed using the Equivalent Mortar Volume and classic methods

Author
Jimenez, C.; Barra, M.; Josa, A.; Valls, S.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Construction and building materials
Date of publication
2015-06
Volume
84
First page
245
Last page
252
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.03.051 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/87802 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950061815002986 Open in new window
Abstract
The objective of this investigation is to environmentally evaluate three concrete design methods through a Life Cycle Assessment using the methodology of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), from Leiden University, one of the most commonly applied in practice. Included is a novel method for designing recycled aggregate concretes, named Equivalent Mortar Volume. The evaluation is done by comparing certain key life cycle stages of four concretes, two designed through the proposed method ...
Citation
Jimenez, C., Barra, M., Josa, A., Valls, S. LCA of recycled and conventional concretes designed using the Equivalent Mortar Volume and classic methods. "Construction & building materials", Juny 2015, vol. 84, p. 245-252.
Keywords
Carbon dioxide, Cement, Environmental impact, Global Warming Potential, Mix proportion
Group of research
MATCAR - Construction Materials and Roads
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

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