Title

Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays using Waste Paint

Abstract

The U.S. generates over 35 million gallons of waste latex paint annually, which is difficult to recycle as it contains volatile organic compounds. However, waste latex paint can be used to produce an economic latex-modified concrete used for whitetopping, wearing surfaces in parking garages, and overlays, instead of commercial products resulting in significant cost savings. This study compares the use of waste latex paint to commercially available styrene-butadiene rubber latex in concrete for overlays, and evaluates concrete fresh and hardened properties as well as transport properties. Waste latex paint added to concrete results in characteristics comparable to polymer-modified concrete made with commercial latex products.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Butadiene; Concrete products; Concretes; Garages (parking); Mercury (metal); Paint; Pavement overlays; Rubber; Styrene; Volatile organic compounds; Commercial products; Fresh and hardened properties; FT-IR-spectrometers; Latex paint; Latex-modified concretes; Mercury intrusion porosimetry; Polymer-modified concretes; Styrene-butadiene rubber latex; Latexes; FTIR spectrometer; Overlays

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0950-0618

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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