Using Recycled Waste Material from UAE in Concrete

Muhammad Faiz Ahmed, Sheikh Hamza Rizwan, Muhammad Haseeb Ahmed, Mustafa Batikha

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6 Citations (Scopus)


Since its invention, concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world. However, the environmental impacts of concrete's constituents cannot be ignored. For example, 709 kg of CO2 is produced in the middle east per ton of cement while the increased demand for natural aggregates for concrete material (e.g. 48.3 billion tons in 2015) exploits natural resources. Moreover, the ceramic industry produces a total of 22 billion tons of ceramic waste on an annual basis which is mostly transferred to landfills. Additionally, the growth of landfills from waste glass is a significant problem that needs to be solved as well. Thus, this research aims to determine experimentally the efficiency of using Ceramic Waste Powder (CWP), Glass Waste (GW) and Recycled Concrete Waste (RCW) from the Construction Demolition Waste (CDW) in the production of an environmentally friendly concrete of low CO2 emission and cost-efficient. At the end of this research, it was concluded that using construction waste in the concrete mix makes producing a green concrete achievable with the advantages of high strength and low cost.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET)
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146409
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2020
Event2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conference - Higher Colleges of Technology-Dubai Men’s campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 Feb 20206 Feb 2020


Conference2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conference
Abbreviated titleASET 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
Internet address


  • Ceramic Waste
  • Concrete Mix
  • Cost
  • Glass waste
  • Recycled Aggregate
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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