Faculty Advisor

Addison, William A.

Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.


This report was prepared for Ready Mix Concrete, Inc. of Puerto Rico in order to examine the environmental and economic consequences of current methods used to deal with returned plastic concrete and truck washout water. Several options for the reuse of concrete include admixture stabilization, production of pre-cast blocks, and the use of reclaiming units. The implementation of a recycling program that utilizes such methods can yield substantial environmental and financial benefits for both the company and the community.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies