A Study on Sustainable Reutilization of C&D Debris in the Construction of Traffic Barrier

A Study on Sustainable Reutilization of C&D Debris in the Construction of Traffic Barrier

S. Janani, V. Ranjani, H. Ram Prithivi, R. Poongundran

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Abstract. In India, the construction industry is growing at twice the world average. This leads to a significant accumulation of C&D waste. This typically includes asphalt, steel, concrete, bricks, wood and other building materials. It is estimated on a conservative basis that over 25-30 million tons of C&D waste is generated which clogs rivers, blocks traffic and occupies land / agricultural space which in turn creates pollution, solid waste production, discharge of dust and gas and leads to additional utilization of natural resources including non-renewable resources, thereby depleting the available resources. Only little amount of construction and demolition concrete debris is recycled or reused. Construction and demolition waste generation and handling issues are being focused to achieve sustainable goals. Based on this study, experimental investigations are carried out to evaluate the material properties and to study the strength characteristics and effect of partial replacement (20 %, 30 % and 40 %) of both fine and coarse aggregate obtained from construction and demolition waste (CDW) in the construction of intermediate road traffic concrete barriers.

C&D debris, Recycling Techniques, Traffic Barriers, Sustainable Approach, Fine and Coarse Aggregate

Published online 8/15/2021, 7 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: S. Janani, V. Ranjani, H. Ram Prithivi, R. Poongundran, A Study on Sustainable Reutilization of C&D Debris in the Construction of Traffic Barrier, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 19, pp 108-114, 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901618-14

The article was published as article 14 of the book Recent Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering

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