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Recycled Concrete Aggregates and Developments in India

Author(s): Dr. V.V.L. Kanta Rao
Paper category: Proceeding
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Construction
Editor(s): T.Ch. Madhavi, G. Prabhakar, Santhosh Ram, and P.M. Rameshwaran
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-161-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 10-12
Total Pages : 3
Language : English

Abstract: Cement concrete is a widely used construction material and its composition consists of about 70-80 % of aggregates. However its production involves serious sustainability issues such as exploitation of natural resources for aggregates. In India, the demand for construction aggregates has increased from 1.1 bmt in 2006 to 1.4 bmt in 2008 and 1.6 bmt in 2011. With an expected to increase in will be the third biggest market for construction aggregates in the Asia/Pacific region and the fourth largest market in the world after China, US and Japan. Availability of such huge quantities of natural aggregate (NA) is possible only by demolition of natural resources such as rocks, hills etc. which in turn leads to environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and destruction of flora and fauna.

Online publication: 2017
Publication type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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