Reusing waste in the construction indrustry – solution: the Masuko Recycling technology
During the research and development of lightweight concrete, we have begun to think about the reuse of other waste materials as well. This has led to successfully mixing (manual concrete mixer or industrial mixers alike) such materials with cement, which could not absorb water as of their material structure and thus cannot be mixed with cement in larger quantities via standard processes. As a result of the research, a large scale of concrete types has been created – they make part of a green construction product group.
During my experiments, I haven’t found such materials that could not make exceptional concrete if the material can be finegrained to small particles. Rubber grain, communal and other wastes can replace the currently used river-rocks in concrete at constructions of public roads, basements and other engineering constructions.
As of today, I have sample materials containing the following wastes together or one by one:
- CAR TIRES,
- WOOD, , ,
- PINE TREE,
- BLAST-FURNACE SLAG,
- SAWING WASTE,
- MIXED PLASTIC WASTE,
- NEUTRALIZED COMMUNAL WASTE (which is usually burned or put underground as of today’s practices)
From the above, it can be seen, that the processes I have developed, contain the creation of concrete from all types of waste, which can be fine-grained to small particles. The final product can be imagined as sand and small rocks in conventional concrete with “waste” instead of sand and rocks. However, the concrete can contain much more “waste” proportionally. To simplify the definition, 1 m3 ofconcrete can contain on average 0,5 – 0,8 m3 of waste with maintaining its solid structure. In MASUKO Recycling all types of grain sizes can be used from 0.1 – 100 mm diameter in which the grain size can be completely variable. Grain size can be different or the same as well in the same concrete material.
MASUKO Recycling’s exceptionally widespread construction areas are the followings:
- basement of building,
- concrete basement,
- pedestrian ways,
- basement of streets and highways,
- protection walls,
- sandwich panels,
- agricultural and industrial stores,
The usability of green concrete primarily depends on its durability. Durability is influenced by the physical qualities and quantities of the selected waste material, as the ready-made concrete contains large percentage of waste material (40-80%). Due to the fact that the chosen waste material can be variable, durability may be controlled by the changing quantity of waste material. The waste, that is ideal for green concrete production is available in large quantities, also it can be used for that purpose only resulting in a high margin.
EACH AND EVERY CONRETE MADE WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY IS REUSABLE AS BASE MATERIAL, THUS RECYCLABLE!