An overview on the reuse of waste glasses in alkali-activated materials

Liu, Yiwei and Shi, Caijun and Zhang, Zuhua and Li, Ning (2019) An overview on the reuse of waste glasses in alkali-activated materials. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 144. pp. 297-309. ISSN 0921-3449


Abstract

Alkali-activated materials (AAMs) have been attracting much attention worldwide owing to their excellent performances such as strong resistance to chemical corrosion and thermal properties, and the valorization of industrial waste materials. The reuse of waste glasses as aggregates, precursors and activators in the preparation of AAMs seems a feasible path of efficient utilization of solid waste and reducing the cost of AAMs. This paper comprehensively reviews researches on waste glasses reused in AAMs from three aspects is presented: reuse of waste glasses as aggregates, precursors and activators. The incorporation of waste glasses as fine aggregates can enhance the workability, thermal conductivity and capacity against sulfate attack of AAMs. The reuse of glass powders as precursors can generate acceptable strengths. Three methods, i.e. fusion, hydrothermal process and thermochemical process are applied to use waste glasses to manufacture alternative activators. However, the related research on the employment of waste glasses in AAMs is limited. For instance, the absence of assessment criteria on the reactivity of waste glasses, the potential ASR expansion of glass aggregates. More energy-efficient methods of synthesizing activators with waste glasses and investigation into the durability of AAMs with waste glasses are required in the future.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2020 03:42
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alkali-activated materials, Waste glasses, Activators, Precursors, Fine aggregates, Durability
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.02.007
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37696

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