Grabiec, A.M.; Zawal, D.; Rasaq, W.A. The Effect of Curing Conditions on Selected Properties of Recycled Aggregate Concrete. Appl. Sci.2020, 10, 4441.
Grabiec, A.M.; Zawal, D.; Rasaq, W.A. The Effect of Curing Conditions on Selected Properties of Recycled Aggregate Concrete. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 4441.
The paper presents the influence of different curing conditions – wet, dry and protection against water evaporation on selected properties of concretes with different amount of recycled concrete aggregate previously subjected to atmospheric CO2 sequestration. Additionally, the eco-efficiency bi and ci indexes as well as eco-durability S-CO2 index were calculated. It was found that dry conditions deteriorate the properties of concrete, especially made of blast furnace slag cement, while protection against evaporation allows to achieve results comparable to wet conditions. Moreover, for series with the highest amount of coarse recycled aggregate and after longer period of curing, the difference between the effects of wet curing and protection against water evaporation disappears. The eco-efficiency and eco-durability indexes approach confirms the beneficial effect of blast-furnace slag cement used as a binder but on condition of proper way of curing.
curing conditions; carbonated recycled concrere aggregate; eco-efficiency indexes; eco-efficient index
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.