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    • Challenges in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of stabilised clay-based construction materials 

      Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; Kinuthia, John; Oti, Jonathan; Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna (Elsevier, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The preference of clay-based materials for sustainable construction is well-established. The establishment ofsustainability credentials of emergent construction materials is very subjective, and most available tools are ...
    • Characterization of biomass briquettes from spent coffee grounds and xanthan gum using low pressure and temperature 

      Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna; Espuelas Zuazu, Sandra Upna; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; Echeverría, Angel María Upna; Prieto Cobo, Eduardo Upna (Springer, 2020)   Artículo / Artikulua
      This paper analyzes the ability of the SCG for briquettes production based on the use of xanthan gum as binder under low-pressure and low-temperature biomass manufacturing conditions. Briquettes were manufactured at room ...
    • Characterization of fresh and cured properties of polymer concretes based on two metallurgical wastes 

      Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna; Echeverría, Angel María Upna; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; García, Beñat; Espuelas Zuazu, Sandra Upna (MDPI, 2020)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Polyester polymer concretes can substitute conventional concretes based on their usually good mechanical strength, adequate physical properties, and high resistance against aggressive chemical environments. They also show ...
    • Durability of polyester polymer concretes based on metallurgical wastes for the manufacture of construction and building products 

      Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna; Echeverría, Angel María Upna; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; García, Beñat; Espuelas Zuazu, Sandra Upna (Elsevier, 2020)   Artículo / Artikulua
      Varied target materials can be incorporated into polyester polymer concretes (PPC). This allows natural aggregates to be substituted for different waste products in non-structural polymeric construction and building ...
    • Estimated and real durability of unfired clay bricks: Determining factorsand representativeness of the laboratory tests 

      Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna; Urmeneta, Pablo; Prieto Cobo, Eduardo Upna; García, Beñat; Miqueleiz, Luis (Elsevier, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      This paper presents an analysis of the representativeness of the main laboratory tests and the real dura-bility of earth-based construction materials. For this study, a natural marl soil, mixed with different per-centages ...
    • Magnesium oxide as alternative binder for unfired clay bricks manufacturing 

      Espuelas Zuazu, Sandra Upna; Omer, Joshua; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; Echeverría, Angel María Upna; Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna (Elsevier, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Replacement of fired bricks by unfired ones could be an effective way to reduce the building industryenvironmental footprint: Their manufacture not only requires less energy and natural resources but alsogenerates less waste. ...
    • Monitoring water vapour with GNSS during a heavy rainfall event in the Spanish Mediterranean area 

      Priego, E.; Jones, J.; Porres, M. J.; Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna (Taylor & Francis, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The Spanish Mediterranean area is periodically affected by torrential rainfall events during autumn. In September 2012, one of these episodes took place with up to 50 mm of rain in a 1-hour period and with more than 300 ...
    • Sulfate soils stabilization with magnesium-based binders 

      Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna; Miqueleiz, Luis; Prieto Cobo, Eduardo Upna; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; García, Beñat; Urmeneta, Pablo (Elsevier, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Sulfate soils' stabilization is a very interesting subject with technical, economic and environmental implications. The difficulty of their stabilization is due to the fact that the usual stabilizer additives are based ...
    • Sustainable unfired bricks manufacturing from construction anddemolition wastes 

      Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna; Omer, Joshua; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; Espuelas Zuazu, Sandra Upna; Prieto Cobo, Eduardo Upna (Elsevier, 2018)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The management of construction and demolition wastes is a huge challenge for most Governments. Thegreatest component of such wastes is concrete and masonry fragments or remains. Among the most com-mon approaches to ...
    • Technical and environmental characterization of hydraulic and alkaline binders 

      Espuelas Zuazu, Sandra Upna; Echeverría, Angel María Upna; Marcelino Sádaba, Sara Upna; Prieto Cobo, Eduardo Upna; Seco Meneses, Andrés Upna (Elsevier, 2018)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Portland cement is a widely used binder in construction and building applications because of its good properties. Despite its convenience as construction material, the social demands and policies trends are requesting a ...