Comparative LCA of concrete with natural and recycled coarse aggregate in the New York City area

Citation: Intl Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 2017

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The purpose of the present study is to compare the environmental impacts of using coarse natural aggregate (NA) and coarse recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) to produce concrete in the New York City area, by means of a unique LCA framework that incorporates comprehensive regional data.

Abstract:

The purpose of the present study is to compare the environmental impacts of using coarse natural aggregate (NA) and coarse recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) to produce concrete in the New York City area, by means of a unique LCA framework that incorporates comprehensive regional data.

Areas of Research: Forests, Farms and Materials, Technology & Human Environment