1st Edition

Application of Waste Materials in Lightweight Aggregates

By Franus Małgorzata Copyright 2024
    368 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Application of Waste Materials in Lightweight Aggregates presents the current state of knowledge on aggregates production methods, their characteristics, current standards and legal regulations. In addition, the book briefly discusses the issue of the presence of different types of waste in the environment (including municipal, agricultural, energy and mining industries), their characteristics and uses for the production of lightweight aggregates.

    This book serves as a source of academic information on the course and conditions of using various waste treatment processes for academics, engineers, professionals, and students interested in environmental engineering, and for companies dealing with recycling and disposal of waste.

    1. Classification of lightweight aggregate.  2. Regulations and standards.  3. Alkali - silica reactivity of aggregate.  4. The production process of lightweight aggregates.  5. Influence of production parameters on properties of lightweight aggregates.  6. Useful waste in the production of lightweight aggregates.


    Małgorzata Franus, Ph.D., Sc.D. (habilitation) was born in 1974 in Dębica Poland. In 1998 she received M.Sc. at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Since 2000 she has been working in the Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture. She received Ph.D. in the discipline of environmental engineering (2009) and D.Sc. (habilitation) in 2016 at the Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering. She is an associate professor at the Department of General Construction, Lublin University of Technology. Now she is working on the utilization of selected waste for the production of sintered lightweight aggregates and concrete, (i) and (ii) the use of microwave radiation for the production of construction materials, synthesis, modification and characterization of sorbents used to remove pollutants from water and sewage, (iii) catalytic carriers for air purification manufacturing, (iv).

    She has published 79 papers, including 40 papers in list of Journal Citation Reports, 3 books and is co-author of 6 Polish patents. She participated in the implementation of 17 research projects of which she was a Head of in 3 of them.