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Crushed cement concrete substitution for construction aggregates; a materials flow analysis

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Abstract

An analysis of the substitution of crushed cement concrete for natural construction aggregates is performed by using a materials flow diagram that tracks all material flows into and out of the cement concrete portion of the products made with cement concrete: highways, roads, and buildings. Crushed cement concrete is only one of the materials flowing into these products, and the amount of crushed cement concrete substituted influences the amount of other materials in the flow. Factors such as availability and transportation costs, as well as physical properties, that can affect stability and finishability, influence whether crushed cement concrete or construction aggregates should be used or predominate for a particular end use.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Crushed cement concrete substitution for construction aggregates; a materials flow analysis
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1177
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1998
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
15 p.