Use of sewage sludge products in construction (C608)

This book summarises current knowledge and experience of the properties of construction materials made from sewage sludge derivatives as well as assessing the potential savings and hazards of using sewage sludge as a construction material. Information is provided for stakeholders in the recycling of sewage sludge including the sludge producers, structural material manufacturers, retailers and users.

The book details the potential applications of sewage sludge derivatives in structural construction materials and outlines the health and safety implications as well as the positive and negative impacts on the environment. It also provides information on the economics, and barriers to the use, of sludge in structural materials.

Key words: waste minimisation, sustainable construction, health and safety, concrete and structures, materials, design and buildability, sewerage, sustainable resource use, materials technology.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-608-4

Author: A P Gunn, R E Dewhurst, A Giorgetti et al.

Number of pages: 166 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: September 2004