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 Volume 10, Issue 6 (June 2023), Pages: 150-157


 Original Research Paper

Valorization and reuse of construction and demolition waste for its transformation into ecological bricks


 Miriam Ñañez-Silva *, Luis Sánchez-Cárdenas, Enrique Yactayo-Carrión


 Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales, Universidad Nacional de Cañete, Lima, Peru

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This research assesses the viability of utilizing construction and demolition waste (CDW) for the production of environmentally-friendly bricks. The methodology employed in this study consists of three main components: An analytical and evaluative investigation of CDW, the selection of appropriate waste materials, and the determination of suitable proportions. The experimental groups were prepared using a volumetric approach, namely Type A (1:6), Type B (1:7), and Type C (1:8), by incorporating CDW, cement, coarse sand, fine sand, crushed stone, confitillo, and polystyrene for the relevant tests. The findings indicate that the optimal composition is achieved with a ratio of 1:5:2 of cement to coarse sand (with 1 part of recycled expanded polystyrene aggregate) and fine sand (with 2 parts of fine sand aggregate) while maintaining a water-to-cement ratio of 1:1. This composition complies with the standards outlined in NTP 399.602:2017, NTP 399.604:2002, and NTP 400.037:2018. In conclusion, the utilization of CDW presents a promising alternative for the construction industry, and effective management practices will facilitate the promotion of a sustainable culture within the sector.

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 Keywords: Construction and demolition waste, Environmentally-friendly bricks, Analytical and evaluative investigation, Suitable proportions, Sustainable culture

 Article History: Received 24 August 2022, Received in revised form 1 April 2023, Accepted 24 April 2023


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This project is one of the winners of the Contest of Minor Experimental Research Projects and is funded by the National University of Cañete.

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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Ñañez-Silva M, Sánchez-Cárdenas L, and Yactayo-Carrión E (2023). Valorization and reuse of construction and demolition waste for its transformation into ecological bricks. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 10(6): 150-157

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