Ecofibers for the reinforcement of cement mortars for coating promoting the circular economy

Piña Ramírez, Carolina and Vidales Barriguete, María Alejandra and García Muñoz, Julián and Río Merino, Mercedes del and Solar Serrano, Patricia del (2020). Ecofibers for the reinforcement of cement mortars for coating promoting the circular economy. "Sustainability", v. 12 (n. 7); ISSN 2071-1050. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12072835.

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Title: Ecofibers for the reinforcement of cement mortars for coating promoting the circular economy
Author/s:
  • Piña Ramírez, Carolina
  • Vidales Barriguete, María Alejandra
  • García Muñoz, Julián
  • Río Merino, Mercedes del
  • Solar Serrano, Patricia del
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Sustainability
Date: 2020
ISSN: 2071-1050
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Mineral wool, Cement mortar, Recycling, Circular economy, Construction and demolition waste
Faculty: E.T.S. de Edificación (UPM)
Department: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Nowadays nobody can deny that climate change is a reality and that the life cycle of buildings contributes greatly to that reality. Therefore, proposals such as the Circular Economy must be integrated into the construction sector. This article shows part of the results of a research project whose objective is to introduce circular economy criteria in building materials, seeking new uses for Construction and Demolition Waste from buildings. In particular this article analyses the possibility of replacing fibres currently used to reinforce cement mortars with recycled fibres. After consulting the bibliography, we can conclude that some studies analyse the behaviour of cement mortars reinforced with different types of fibres, but none has been found that analyses the behaviour of these mortars for the application of continuous coatings. For this purpose, a two-stage experimental plan is designed to test cement mortar samples with different types of fibres, recycled fibres and commercial fibres, taking into consideration the characteristics that these mortars have to comply to be applied as continuous coatings. Also, a detailed study about the porosity of these mortars and its influence on how the mortars behave with regard to compression, water vapour permeability and impermeability has been conducted. From the results obtained, it can be concluded that the mortars containing recycled fibres have very similar resistance, absorption and permeability values to those containing commercial fibres, so that they might be suitable for application as external coatings.

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Item ID: 63146
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63146/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63146
DOI: 10.3390/su12072835
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Nov 2020 10:08
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 10:09
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