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Journal of Ceramics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 134169, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/134169
Research Article

The use of Waste Materials in Utility Poles, Crossarms, Paver, and Reef Balls Concrete Structures: Advantages and Care

1Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento, CP 19067, 81531-980 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
2PIPE, UFPR, Centro Politécnico, Jardim das Américas, 81531-980 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
3PRODETEC, Instituto de Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento, CP 19067, 81531-980 Curitiba, PR, Brazil
4PGERHA, UFPR, Centro Politécnico, Jardim das Américas, 81531-980 Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Received 3 October 2012; Revised 19 December 2012; Accepted 20 December 2012

Academic Editor: Young-Wook Kim

Copyright © 2013 Kleber Franke Portella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Industrial residues such as sludge from water treatment plants (Swtp) from centrifuged method; electrical porcelain residues (Pw); silica fume (Sf1 and Sf2); tire-rubber waste were evaluated in order to be used in concrete structures of electrical energy and environmental sectors, such as utility poles, crossarms, and reef balls technology. The results showed the necessity for evaluating different recycling concentrations in concrete, concomitantly to physicochemical tests allowing to diagnose natural and accelerated aging.