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|Title: ||Construction waste characterisation for production of recycled aggregate—Salvador/Brazil|
|Other Titles: ||Waste Management|
|Authors: ||Carneiro, A. P.|
Cassa, J. C.
Brum, Irineu Antônio Schadach de
Vieira, A. M.
Costa, Dayana Bastos
Sampaio, T. S.
Alberte, Elaine Pinto Varela
|Issue Date: ||2000|
|Publisher: ||Waste Management|
|Abstract: ||The continuous growth of municipal solid waste generation, especially from construction
activities, has been responsible for the appearance of many and efficient municipal solid
waste management policies from public authorities. An efficient waste management program
can avoid inappropriate waste disposal, which can cause damage to both environmental and
public health. Additionally, it may even lead to the development of recycling programmes.
Giving special attention to solid waste from civil construction enterprises, it is important to
develop environmentally active practices among construction companies with a view to
reduce waste generation, increase reuse and recycling. In order to develop alternatives for
construction wastes recycling, it is important to provide efficient solid waste characterization
An experimental study has been carried out in the city of Salvador, Brazil. Currently, 1450
tons daily of construction and demolition (C&D) wastes has been generated in Salvador. Solid
waste has variable physical characteristics that: depend on the construction sector involved, the
techniques employed, the construction phase and the social-economic characteristics present
in the urban area in question.
This paper presents the results of an intensive study of construction and demolition wastes
from Salvador with the intention of creating alternative methods of increasing environmental
protection and generation of low price raw material by recycling solid waste. The principal procedure used involves the characterisation of solid waste according to its physical
characteristics and social-economic aspects.
The results of this characterisation identified priority research lines that will help to maximise
recycling of C&D waste produced in Salvador and help develop a local construction material
|Description: ||Texto completo. Acesso restrito. p. 825–835|
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