Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays using Waste Paint
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.
A. M. Said et al., "Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays using Waste Paint," Construction and Building Materials, vol. 123, pp. 191-197, Elsevier, Oct 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.06.123
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
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01 Oct 2016