CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS RESEARCH PROJECTS AT COVENTRY UNIVERSITY
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Full Title: Use of Recycled Plasterboard in Road Construction.
Academic staff: Dr P A Claisse
Academic/Research Staff: Eshmaiel Ganjian, Homayoon Pouya
Funding to CU: £100,000 over 16 months from the Waste Resources Action Programme
The aim of the project was to use waste plasterboard in low-medium strength concrete mixes for foundations for minor roads and car parks.
As part of this project we had over 100 tonnes of a “cement” made that contained no Portland cement. It contained a number of secondary minerals including waste plasterboard. It was a grey powder that looked like cement. It set like cement but gave a lower strength.
This shows the new “cement” being used in a dry lean mix for a car park. Note that these mixes contain NO primary products such as Portland cement or quarried aggregate.
This shows a novel alternative for higher strength road construction. This semi-dry mix contains no aggregate.
When wetted (below) the mix makes a promising looking flooring grout.