Aluminium in Buildings - Inventory and Collection during Demolition

Title: Aluminium in Buildings - Inventory and Collection during Demolition
Author(s): van Houwelingen
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on the Use of Recycled Materials in Building and Structures
Editor(s): E. Vázquez, Ch. F. Hendriks and G.M.T. Janssen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-52-7
e-ISBN: 2912143756
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 193 - 200
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Abstract: The European Aluminium Association in Brussels and the Resources and Recycling
Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology jointly investigated the inventory
and collection of aluminium before and during demolition of residential and commercial
buildings in six European countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the
United Kingdom. In cooperation with local authorities and demolition companies buildings were
The inventory of aluminium is extremely low for buildings, commercial buildings have a
content of around 0.5% and the content of residential buildings is below 0.1%. The collection
rates during demolition are better than 92% caused by the contribution of larger aluminium
objects found in commercial buildings.
In total the inventory of 1500 apartments and houses has been measured of which around
700 are monitored during demolition. Large commercial projects have been monitored prior to
and during demolition in London (Wembley Stadium), Milan (The Pirelli Cable Factory and
offices), Madrid (BNP - Paribas Bank), Wuppertal (the Court House and offices) and Pau (Elf
Acquitaine Headquarters).
The collection rate established in this study is restricted to the collection of aluminium on
the demolition site and does not include the recoveries established during processing, sorting,
mechanical processing and smelting.

Online publication: 2004-09-29
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143756.022

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