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Barriers for the use of secondary construction materials
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Geosciences and Environmental Engineering.
2003 (English)In: Sardinia 2003: Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium. CISA. 6 - 10 October 2003, S. Margherita di Pula (Cagliari), Sardinia, Italy, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The use of secondary materials in geotechnical applications is regarded as favourable but is often hindered by uncertainty about the potential environmental impact of the utilisation. In this paper, the main hurdles restricting the use of waste derived construction materials in Sweden are analysed, and means to overcome these are discussed. Standard test procedures and limit values for the assessment of environmental compliance of waste materials have not yet been established in the legislation. This has lead to confusion both for prospective users and for authorities. Also, a risk assessment system developed for the use of the secondary materials is lacking. Formalising the way data on e.g. material properties is collected and structured facilitates the judgement if and how a waste derived material can be used in a specific project. A web based information system could be used to gather, store and communicate information regarding secondary materials used for construction purposes. The proposed information system may form a basis for a simplified evaluation of risks related to the use.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35932Local ID: aa9897c0-ec53-11dc-9508-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1009187
International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium : 04/10/2003 - 10/10/2003
Godkänd; 2003; Bibliografisk uppgift: CD-ROM; 20080307 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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