This research focused on the obtainment of sustainable lightweight aggregates (LWAs) for agronomic application. The cleaner production is based on saving matter through the valorization of waste available in industry as a substitute of clays into the formulation of the lightweight aggregates (LWAs). Three different types of clays (white, black, and red) and alternative raw materials were blended. Cattle bone flour ash (CBA) and a fertilizer glass (FG) were used to introduce K and P into the mixture in amounts suitable for fertilizer application, and a sewage sludge from a brewery wastewater treatment plant was used as pore forming agent. For the production of the LWAs, we mixed different percentage of waste in two different clay mixtures, which were thermally treated at 1000 °C for 1 h. Technological parameters such as loose bulk and oven dry density, total porosity, water absorption capacity, pH, and electrical conductivity were determined to evaluate the potential use of LWAs as a growing media. Moreover, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) techniques were used, and leaching tests were performed to complete the samples’ characterization. The results indicated the potential for manufacturing highquality LWAs for the agronomic field by using energy-saving and matter-processing involving low temperatures with respect to the conventional process.

Cleaner design and production of lightweight aggregates (LWAs) to use in agronomic application / Martinez-Garcia, C.; Andreola, F.; Lancellotti, I.; Farias, R. D.; Cotes-Palomino, M. T.; Barbieri, L.. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 11:2(2021), pp. 1-18. [10.3390/app11020800]

Cleaner design and production of lightweight aggregates (LWAs) to use in agronomic application

Andreola F.;Lancellotti I.;Farias R. D.;Barbieri L.
2021

Abstract

This research focused on the obtainment of sustainable lightweight aggregates (LWAs) for agronomic application. The cleaner production is based on saving matter through the valorization of waste available in industry as a substitute of clays into the formulation of the lightweight aggregates (LWAs). Three different types of clays (white, black, and red) and alternative raw materials were blended. Cattle bone flour ash (CBA) and a fertilizer glass (FG) were used to introduce K and P into the mixture in amounts suitable for fertilizer application, and a sewage sludge from a brewery wastewater treatment plant was used as pore forming agent. For the production of the LWAs, we mixed different percentage of waste in two different clay mixtures, which were thermally treated at 1000 °C for 1 h. Technological parameters such as loose bulk and oven dry density, total porosity, water absorption capacity, pH, and electrical conductivity were determined to evaluate the potential use of LWAs as a growing media. Moreover, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) techniques were used, and leaching tests were performed to complete the samples’ characterization. The results indicated the potential for manufacturing highquality LWAs for the agronomic field by using energy-saving and matter-processing involving low temperatures with respect to the conventional process.
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Cleaner design and production of lightweight aggregates (LWAs) to use in agronomic application / Martinez-Garcia, C.; Andreola, F.; Lancellotti, I.; Farias, R. D.; Cotes-Palomino, M. T.; Barbieri, L.. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - 11:2(2021), pp. 1-18. [10.3390/app11020800]
Martinez-Garcia, C.; Andreola, F.; Lancellotti, I.; Farias, R. D.; Cotes-Palomino, M. T.; Barbieri, L.
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