Pervious concrete production using recycled waste latex paint

A. Said, O. Quiroz

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In the U.S. and around the world, large amounts of waste latex paint are generated annually, which creates a significant challenge in terms of disposal in an economic manner. Paint contains some chemicals that may be harmful to the environment if recycled as it contains volatile organic compounds. However, waste latex paint can be used to produce an economic latex-modified pervious concrete that is similar or superior to regular pervious concrete. Previous studies investigated recycling waste latex paint in concrete applications such as sidewalks. This study investigates the use of waste latex paint in producing pervious concrete and the effect of using different ratios of paint addition on the properties of the studied mixtures. The properties evaluated included physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties. Results show that while waste latex paint recycling in pervious concrete can slightly reduce its mechanical properties at 5% polymer to cement content, it can still be a viable option to prevent paint disposal in landfills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSustainable Concrete with Beneficial Byproducts
EditorsMoncef L. Nehdi
PublisherAmerican Concrete Institute
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781641950770
StatePublished - Oct 9 2019
EventSustainable Concrete with Beneficial Byproducts at the Concrete Convention and Exposition 2017 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2017Oct 19 2017

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
ISSN (Print)0193-2527


ConferenceSustainable Concrete with Beneficial Byproducts at the Concrete Convention and Exposition 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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