construction recycling Articles

  • Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

    The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee structures. The heart of the network is a sorting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies

    This study identifies, documents, and assesses the existing levels of awareness and implementation of sustainability practices amongst the different participants in the Lebanese construction industry. The analysis is based on a survey of owners, designers, and contractors supplemented with four case studies illustrating the recycling of construction demolition waste (CDW). The results indicate an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Crushing and screening bubble is not about to burst

    World demand for crushing and screening equipment has surged in the last two years. But this is no short-term phenomenon, believes Metso Minerals’ Luís Santos, who foresees a sustained period of high demand for this type of kit. He also highlights customers’ increasing focus on operating costs when choosing new equipment, the move among manufacturers to become solutions providers over the whole ...

  • On the prevailing construction waste recycling practices

    Waste generated from construction and building demolition work constitutes about 68% of all solid waste generated each year in South East Queensland. Consequently, it has created a serious waste management problem. The State Governments of Victoria and New South Wales have been encouraging the use of recycled materials from construction and related waste; they have also promulgated specifications ...


    By SAGE Publications Ltd

  • 3 Construction Waste Management Best Practices

    The rising popularity of green building practices is shining a spotlight on construction waste disposal in the U.S. While federal regulations are limited, states and local governments are increasingly setting new requirements for the proper management of C&D debris. According to the EPA, more than 530 million tons of C&D waste is generated across the country each year. This staggering ...

  • RUBBLE MASTER at Ground Zero(N.Y)

    An RM70 GO! is in action on what is without doubt the most well-known construction site in the world. "This is the only recycling machine that can be used here with these tight space conditions and so close to the many people queuing for the Visitor Center," says the project engineer responsible. Minimum dust, minimum noise, extremely safe working conditions with high throughput performance ...


    By Rubble Master HMH GmbH

  • Similarities and synergies between mineral processing and recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

    Recycled aggregates from Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) can replace natural aggregates in applications such as road construction and concrete production, but in the latter instance there are stringent quality requirements. This paper proposes the application of mineral dressing concepts to the characterisation of C&DW. The main strengths and drawbacks of dry and wet separation processes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The MB Revolution Reaches The Fourth Generation

    MB CRUSHER presents the BF90.3 S4 Crusher Bucket to the construction and recycling market Company Profile MB Crusher is a leading manufacturer of equipment, machinery and accessories for the construction, demolition and recycling industries. Applicable to any type of excavator, MB products are the most effective means in constructions and excavations, but ...


    By MB Crusher

  • A Comparison of Operating Strategies – Chlorine vs UV

    ABSTRACTCity of Scott’s Valley owns and operates a 1.5 mgd activated sludge wastewater treatment plant. Currently about 0.3 mgd of the secondary effluent is diverted to the recycled water facility. Two chlorine disinfection alternatives (both using liquid sodium hypochlorite) and UV disinfection were considered to all the facility to achieve high level (Title 22) disinfection requirements from ...

  • Small Oil Filter Recycling Line

    Oil Filter Recycling Oil filters recycling line construction is more and more worthwhile as the regulations regarding the containment of scrap motor vehicles increasingly. Also plus the increasing global demand for nonferrous metals and a steady price increase. Small Oil Filter Recycling Line Oil filter recycling line’ s basic ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • Solid waste sustainability related to building deconstruction

    This paper discusses various issues of sustainability in relation to solid waste and building deconstruction. Four major themes are researched: (1) the major challenges in the deconstruction and demolition processes, (2) the monetary and social impacts of deconstruction, (3) the decision criteria for deconstruction vs. demolition and (4) the strategic issues in deconstruction and lessons learned ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Material flows analysis of construction aggregates in Taiwan

    Recent decades of economic and industrial development have accelerated the demand for and use of construction aggregates in Taiwan. Material Flows Analysis (MFA), the most common analysis tool of the scientific field of industrial ecology, was employed in this study. The study calculated, within a decade period, the deposits, domestic production, demand, import, export, per capita and per unit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A comprehensive review of building deconstruction and salvage: deconstruction benefits and hurdles

    Studies showed that nearly 65 million tons of waste is produced in the US every year from Construction and Demolition (C&D). From this waste, almost 45% can be diverted and partially converted into reusable materials. The EPA estimated that about 245,000 houses are destined for demolition in the USA every year. This paper illustrates that deconstruction offers a logical alternative to demolition. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New PET recycling plant at PFR Nord - Case Study

    The Mensing Unternehmensgruppe in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost 10 million Euros in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the new foundation of the PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenweststedt, where almost 30 new workplaces have been created. Altogether, the Mensing Group, which also includes the AFA Nord GmbH and the TM Recycling ...

  • Recycling efficiency in the construction industry

    Construction clients, policy makers and planners are increasingly setting requirements to encourage greater use of recovered materials in construction. A number of construction clients and product manufacturers have shown a desire to expand the consideration of materials efficiency to include recyclability as part of the sustainable construction agenda. Potentially there are significant benefits ...

  • Waste materials are an underused resource the construction of Europe`s roads

    Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. A new study proposes a scenario where 50% of the asphalt for Europe's roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Waste Framework Directive, there is a ...


    By European Commission

  • A tailor-made C&D waste solution

    With the recent EU commitment to recycling - 70% of all construction and demolition waste by 2020 - we all need to focus on how we can meet these targets. And here are CDE we have built up a vast level of knowledge and experience in this area. Consistent delivery 5 The CDE approach has always been to pro- L vide the best solution possible for each y customer, which means extensive ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Mattress recycling project case study

    Large hotel client was replacing 400 mattresses and box springs, they needed to find a solution to reduce, reuse and recycle these items. The cost to dispose of each mattress and box spring was S20 per item, the hotel faced a disposal fee charge of over $16,000.00. The average mattress is 23 cubic feet and 70 lbs each. Mattresses are 60% steel and 40% soft stuff (foam, textiles), box ...

  • Construction waste recycling plant delivers added value for Yorkshire Aggregates

    Yorkshire Aggregates have become the latest company to install a recycling plant from Co.Tyrone-based CDE Ireland with an 80 tonnes/h plant now operational at their site in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.Yorkshire Aggregates are one of the most prominent names in the construction products and recycling industry in the northof England with a number of branches to the business. In addition to the new ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Innovating Stormwater Management with StormBrixx

    In recent years, a fundamental component of managing stormwater in the construction industry is the implementation of underground detention systems.  Due to increased land cost, contractors and engineers are shifting from the traditional ponds towards underground systems.  This challenge was critical when designing and engineering the TruStile Doors new Denver headquarters.  ...


    By Nilex

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