Synthetic Light Weight Aggregate (SLA) from Fly Ash and Waste Plastic

This project will be conducted by Mohsen G. Kashi of GEI Consultants, Winchester, Massachusetts along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Tufts University. It will develop a new product from two materials currently sent to disposal facilities; namely coal fly ash and waste plastics. The final product, a light weight synthetic aggregate, will be a granular material to be used in such applications as light weight fill, precast concrete elements, concrete structures and insulation for utility pipelines. This project proposes the use of various ash to plastic ratios, plastics of different thermal properties, and various production methods.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      Research Project 19

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University of New Hampshire, Durham

      Recycled Materials Resource Center
      Environmental Technology Building, 35 Colovos Road
      Durham, NH  United States  03824
    • Performing Organizations:

      Tufts University

      Medford, MA  United States 

      Rhode Island Department of Transportation

      State Office Building, 2 Capitol Hill
      Providence, RI  United States  02903

      University of Massachusetts, Lowell

      Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      108 Falmouth Hall, One University Avenue
      Lowell, MA  United States  01854

      University of New Hampshire, Durham

      Recycled Materials Resource Center
      Environmental Technology Building, 35 Colovos Road
      Durham, NH  United States  03824
    • Principal Investigators:

      Kashi, Mohsen

    • Start Date: 20030422
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8087

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459184
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of New Hampshire, Durham
    • Contract Numbers: Research Project 19
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:58PM