By Fernando Pacheco-Torgal
This publication presents an up-to-date state of the art assessment on new advancements in alkali-activation. the most binder of concrete, Portland cement, represents virtually eighty% of the whole CO2 emissions of concrete that are approximately 6 to 7% of the Planet’s overall CO2 emissions. this can be rather critical within the present context of weather swap and it can get even worse as the call for for Portland cement is anticipated to extend through virtually 2 hundred% via 2050 from 2010 degrees, attaining 6000 million tons/year. Alkali-activated binders symbolize an alternative choice to Portland cement having larger sturdiness and a reduce CO2 footprint.
- Reviews the chemistry, combine layout, manufacture and houses of alkali-activated cement-based concrete binders
- Considers functionality in hostile environmental conditions.
- Offers equivalent emphasis at the technology in the back of the know-how and its use in civil engineering.
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