Within a circular economy approach, this study investigates the environmental impact of lightweight aggregates (LWAs) produced starting from different mixes of different clays with brewery sludge and cattle bone flour ash, used as poring and fertilizing agents, respectively. The environmental impact was evaluated by means of release tests, insulation capacity, carbon footprint and particulate matter emission during pellets firing. Release tests representative of LWAs realistic application showed very high release of phosphate and satisfactory release of potassium. The thermal insulation of the LWAs was tested by thermal imaging camera and resulted highly variable depending on the composition, with the mix containing cattle bone flour ash performing best. This latter composition leads also to the smallest CO2 equivalent emission, due to the calorific power of cattle bone flour ash, allowing lower consumption of fossil fuels during the LWA production. Finally, total particulate emissions during the thermal treatment resulted similar in terms of mass for all mixes, while differences in terms of particle morphology and composition occurred. Samples containing residues resulted with a quite good release behavior, carbon footprint and insulation properties, but higher emission of particles, particularly when glass is added.

Environmental impact estimation of ceramic lightweight aggregates production starting from residues / Barbieri, Luisa; Bigi, Alessandro; Andreola, Nora Maria; Lancelotti, Isabella; Ghermandi, Grazia; Teresa Cotes Palomino, Maria; Martínez García, Carmen. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1546-542X. - 18:2(2020), pp. 353-368. [10.1111/ijac.13665]

Environmental impact estimation of ceramic lightweight aggregates production starting from residues

Luisa Barbieri
;
Alessandro Bigi;Fernanda Andreola;Grazia Ghermandi;
2020

Abstract

Within a circular economy approach, this study investigates the environmental impact of lightweight aggregates (LWAs) produced starting from different mixes of different clays with brewery sludge and cattle bone flour ash, used as poring and fertilizing agents, respectively. The environmental impact was evaluated by means of release tests, insulation capacity, carbon footprint and particulate matter emission during pellets firing. Release tests representative of LWAs realistic application showed very high release of phosphate and satisfactory release of potassium. The thermal insulation of the LWAs was tested by thermal imaging camera and resulted highly variable depending on the composition, with the mix containing cattle bone flour ash performing best. This latter composition leads also to the smallest CO2 equivalent emission, due to the calorific power of cattle bone flour ash, allowing lower consumption of fossil fuels during the LWA production. Finally, total particulate emissions during the thermal treatment resulted similar in terms of mass for all mixes, while differences in terms of particle morphology and composition occurred. Samples containing residues resulted with a quite good release behavior, carbon footprint and insulation properties, but higher emission of particles, particularly when glass is added.
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Environmental impact estimation of ceramic lightweight aggregates production starting from residues / Barbieri, Luisa; Bigi, Alessandro; Andreola, Nora Maria; Lancelotti, Isabella; Ghermandi, Grazia; Teresa Cotes Palomino, Maria; Martínez García, Carmen. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1546-542X. - 18:2(2020), pp. 353-368. [10.1111/ijac.13665]
Barbieri, Luisa; Bigi, Alessandro; Andreola, Nora Maria; Lancelotti, Isabella; Ghermandi, Grazia; Teresa Cotes Palomino, Maria; Martínez García, Carmen
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