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Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes

Fernando Pacheco Torgal

Published by Oxford Elsevier LTD Jan 2015, 2015
ISBN 10: 1782422765 / ISBN 13: 9781782422761
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Title: Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, ...

Publisher: Oxford Elsevier LTD Jan 2015

Publication Date: 2015

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Neuware - 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. 830 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9781782422761

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Synopsis: 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. * Reviews the chemistry, mix design, manufacture and properties of alkali-activated cement-based concrete binders* Considers performance in adverse environmental conditions.* Offers equal emphasis on the science behind the technology and its use in civil engineering.

About the Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is an investigator in the C-TAC Research Unit at the University of Minho, Portugal, and is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications, including the edition of seven international books Jo o Labrincha is Associate Professor in the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and member of the CICECO research unit. He has registered 22 patent applications, and has published over 170 papers.

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