Waste materials in construction: Sludge and recycling

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Various sludges and muds from construction or waste water treatment have high water contents and are very difficult to treat or use. This chapter describes research and development on how to transform such sludges into usable materials— both as a general fill material and as a soil which can be used in replanting projects such as for covering slopes alongside roads. The method developed uses paper residues as a source of fiber to aggregate soil particles and produce a fiber-stabilized soil which has suitable characteristics for reuse. This chapter also describes a number of case studies where the treated sludges and muds have been successfully applied in a range of projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopical Themes in Energy and Resources
Subtitle of host publicationA Cross-Disciplinary Education and Training Program for Environmental Leaders
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9784431553090
ISBN (Print)9784431553083
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1


  • Construction sludge
  • Fiber-solidification
  • Planting soils
  • Recycling muds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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