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Lightweight mortars containing expanded polystyrene and paper sludge ash

Ferrándiz-Mas, V, Bond, T, García-Alcocel, E and Cheeseman, CR (2014) Lightweight mortars containing expanded polystyrene and paper sludge ash Construction and Building Materials, 61. pp. 285-292.

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The objective of this research was to develop lightweight cement mortars with good thermal-insulation properties by incorporating expanded polystyrene (EPS) and paper sludge ash (PSA), both of which are problematic waste materials. The mortars formed had low thermal conductivity and low bulk density compared to control samples. Ground EPS produced lower thermal conductivity samples than powdered EPS. Resource efficient mortars containing up to 20% PSA, and 60% of EPS are considered suitable for use in rendering and plastering applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Civil Engineering
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ferrándiz-Mas, V
García-Alcocel, E
Date : 30 June 2014
DOI : 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.03.028
Copyright Disclaimer : 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : Rendering mortar, Supplementary cementitious material, Waste, Paper sludge ash, Expanded polystyrene, Lightweight aggregate, Thermal conductivity
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:57
Last Modified : 25 Jan 2020 00:34

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