Geopolymers are a relatively new generation of construction materials developed with industrial by-products and supplementary cementitious materials SCMs with high silica and alumina contents. In recent years, the demand for SCMs has increased significantly due to action plans on global climate change. In addition, construction and demolition wastes CDWs are a major concern in the construction sector and using them through the geopolymerisation process has therefore attracted the attention of researchers worldwide. This paper summarises the literature pertaining to the use of CDWs such as concrete, brick and ceramic as source materials in geopolymer technology, either alone or with SCMs.
Geopolymer: A Review of Structure, Applications and Properties of Fiber Reinforced Composites
Abstract :- The production of Ordinary Portland Cement requires large amount of energy consumption, also leading to an enormous emission of carbon di-oxide to the atmosphere, which is being a great challenge to the sustainable development. Efforts are needed to develop an environmental friendly civil engineering construction material for minimizing emission of green-house gases to the atmosphere. A review summary of the extensive literature survey conducted to know about one such environmental friendly concrete named geopolymer concrete is presented in this paper.
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