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Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery

Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery (SCRR) is conducting world leading Research, Education and Innovation to significantly reduce the global fossil fuel consumption and approach sustainable society. We identify new and improved methods to convert residuals into different kind of value-added materials and energy. Innovations that result from our activities will help to reduce greenhouse gas effects and other environmental challenges, while creating circular economy.

Concrete

2018-10-01

New instrument ensures quality in recycled concrete

There is a construction boom right now. That means that a lot of concrete is being demolished and a lot of concrete is needed to build new buildings. It is possible to use recycled concrete as aggregate in new concrete. Now researchers will purchase a new instrument to ensure its quality.

Today's building standards allow for the use of recycled concrete as aggregate in new concrete. The recycling of non-hazardous building materials such as concrete is a milestone in Sweden's environmental objectives. Recycling of concrete thus becomes a new recycling chain that has good potential for creating new jobs in an area that increases resource efficiency in society.