• Lucian Paunescu Junkoeko SRL Slobozia
  • Marius Florin Dragoescu Daily Sourcing&Research SRL Bucharest
  • Sorin Mircea Axinte Daily Sourcing & Research Bucharest
  • Ana Casandra Sebe CosfelActual SRL Bucharest, Romania
Keywords: masonry rubble, lightweight aggregate, microwave, nonconventional, energy, compressive strength


The work refers to an innovative recycling solution of wastes from demolition and rehabilitation of buildings to produce more cost-effective lightweight aggregates. The adopted method is based on the use of microwave energy as a nonconventional source, replacing conventional energy sources and expanding the powder mixture of raw material with silicon carbide as a foaming agent. The final product has a porous structure and a high compressive strength (over 6 MPa), being suitable for use as a lightweight aggregate for concrete manufacture.


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How to Cite
Paunescu, L., Dragoescu, M., Axinte, S., & Sebe, A. (2019). LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE FROM RECYCLED MASONRY RUBBLE ACHIEVED IN MICROWAVE FIELD. Nonconventional Technologies Review, 23(2). Retrieved from