Pozzolanic mortars based on waste building materials for the restoration of historical buildings
Chemical Industry and Chemical Engineering Quarterly
The environmental aspects of waste building materials have been of great interest in recent years. For the sector of building materials this means increased recycling, reduction of energy consumption and natural resources preservation. This also presents an important contribution in the field of environmental protection. The work presented here deals with the development of pozzolanic mortars made of waste building materials, ground red structure bricks and raw clay materials of inadequate
... of inadequate characteristics for the production of ceramic materials. Based on the results of historical mortar characterizations, a group of mortars with specific characteristics (satisfied durability, good compatibility with a historical mortar) was prepared. The potential of the waste materials and domestic clay materials application in the production of pozzolanic mortars was confirmed. In addition to the waste management, pozzolanic mortars were designed taking into account the existing conventions in the area of cultural heritage.