Sustainable development principles aim to re-utilize wastes to reduce their impact on the environment. In this context, the present contribution shows preliminary results on the preparation of innovative synthetic lightweight aggregates, starting from biomass-derived fly ash and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), to be used in geotechnical applications. The present work focuses on the manufacturing process of aggregate blends (including the selection of the right proportions of the two components) as well as on the relative determination of (i) physical-chemical properties (i.e., chemical composition, morphological analysis, mineral leachability, water absorption, specific gravity, grain size distribution); (ii) permeability features and (iii) mechanical properties (one-dimensional compression and shear strength behavior). The results, gathered from the new synthetic lightweight aggregates and compared with the corresponding ones obtained in a previous study conducted on natural and synthetic lightweight aggregates, appear promising for a potential utilization in geotechnical engineering.

Recovery of biomass fly ash and hdpe in innovative synthetic lightweight aggregates for sustainable geotechnical applications

Porcino Daniela
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Mauriello F.;Bonaccorsi L.;Paone E.;Malara A.
2020

Abstract

Sustainable development principles aim to re-utilize wastes to reduce their impact on the environment. In this context, the present contribution shows preliminary results on the preparation of innovative synthetic lightweight aggregates, starting from biomass-derived fly ash and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), to be used in geotechnical applications. The present work focuses on the manufacturing process of aggregate blends (including the selection of the right proportions of the two components) as well as on the relative determination of (i) physical-chemical properties (i.e., chemical composition, morphological analysis, mineral leachability, water absorption, specific gravity, grain size distribution); (ii) permeability features and (iii) mechanical properties (one-dimensional compression and shear strength behavior). The results, gathered from the new synthetic lightweight aggregates and compared with the corresponding ones obtained in a previous study conducted on natural and synthetic lightweight aggregates, appear promising for a potential utilization in geotechnical engineering.
Biomass fly ash
Chemical and physical analyses
Geotechnical characterization
HDPE
Lightweight aggregates
Recycling materials
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