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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE POROUS STRUCTURE OF CEMENT MORTARS ADDITIVATED WITH ARCHITECTURAL RESIDUES INSULATED FROM MINERAL WOOL
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Construction,
  • Constructions,
  • Characteristic of the materials
Information
Abstract
The Mineral wool is currently the European Union's most used building insulation, which has led to the fact that the volume of this waste from insulating materials stored in landfills (Figure 1) has increased alarmingly in the last decade [1], making it essential to recycle or reuse it, in oder to reduce the environmental impact of the product [2]. In this research work the study of the characterization of the porous structure of cement mortars with different types of mineral fiber waste from construction and demolition for recycling is addressed. The microstructure and porosity of the material has been described, from an analysis based on two experimental techniques: scanning electron microscopy (SEM) (Figure 2) and mercury porosimetry. The SEM scanning electron microscopy has characterized both the three types of fiber waste used in the research, as well as the mortar mixtures made with fibers. Using the technique of mercury intrusion, the distribution of porosity was obtained indirectly, based on the pores? apparent access size, thus characterizing the porous system of ready-made mortars that will be of interest for its application -since the porosity of a material affects its physical properties [3]. The results show that the incorporation of mineral wool residues to a cement mortar matrix is a viable alternative for its recycling, as the porosity of the new compounds analyzed increases -but not in a considerable way-, which could suppose, in any case, an improvement of its insulating properties.
International
Si
Congress
3er Congreso Internacional de Innovación Tecnológica en Edificación CITE2018
960
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
9788416397716
M-7604-2018
Start Date
07/03/2018
End Date
09/03/2018
From page
145
To page
146
Libro de actas. III Congreso Internacional de Innovación Tecnológica en Edificación
Participants
  • Autor: Carolina Piña Ramirez (UPM)
  • Autor: Evangelina Atanes Sanchez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Análisis y Caracterización Óptica de Materiales
  • Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
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