Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes Hardback
Edited by Fernando (Senior Researcher, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal) Pacheco-Torgal, Joao (University of Aveiro, Portugal) Labrincha, Cristina (Universita degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy) Leonelli, A. (Torroja Institute, Spain) Palomo, P. (Khon Kaen University, Thailand) Chindaprasit
Part of the Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering series
This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on new developments in alkali-activation.
The main binder of concrete, Portland cement, represents almost 80% of the total CO2 emissions of concrete which are about 6 to 7% of the Planet's total CO2 emissions.
This is particularly serious in the current context of climate change and it could get even worse because the demand for Portland cement is expected to increase by almost 200% by 2050 from 2010 levels, reaching 6000 million tons/year.
Alkali-activated binders represent an alternative to Portland cement having higher durability and a lower CO2 footprint.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 852 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
- Publication Date: 05/11/2014
- Category: Building construction & materials
- ISBN: 9781782422761