Synopses & Reviews
Concrete is one of the most widely-used of all materials with a significant environmental impact. This important book reviews the wealth of recent research on developing more eco-efficient concrete. The editors have compiled contributions from an international group of authors which review a wide range of technologies and strategies. The book presents a very useful input for producing more ecologically friendly concrete. It achieves this goal by dealing with the impact of the concrete from a variety of viewpoints: the concrete constituents themselves, cement and concrete, the concrete as a whole, the application of wastes and by-products, the use of natural materials of low environmental impact, as well as exploring new types of binders.
The opening sections discuss the eco-efficiency and life cycle assessment of Portland cement concrete and consider concrete with supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). Part three focuses on concrete with non-reactive wastes, including municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) concrete, concrete with polymeric, construction and demolition wastes (CDW) and offers an eco-efficient approach to concrete carbonation. The conclusion investigates future alternative binders and the use of nano and biotech in concrete production.
, which compiles together reviews of a wide range of technologies and strategies, enables concrete technologist to be in a better position for producing and developing ecologically friendly concrete."
-Professor Arnon Bentur, Israel Institute of Technology (from the Foreword)
Concrete is one of the most widely-used of all materials with a significant environmental impact. This important book reviews the wealth of recent research on developing more eco-efficient concrete. The editors and contributors cover the use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), the use of waste and recycled materials as well as eco-binders in concrete.
About the Author
Fernando Pacheco-Torgal is an investigator in the C-TAC Research Centre at the University of Minho, Portugal, and is the author or co-author of almost 200 publications.
Said Jalali is former Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal and an acknowledged expert on building materials.
Joao Labrincha is Associate Professor in the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Vanderley M John is Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Eco-efficiency of Portland cement concrete
: Environmental impact of Portland cement production; Low binder intensity eco-efficient concretes; Life cycle assessment (LCA) aspects of concrete
Part 2 Concrete with supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs): Natural pozzolans in eco-efficient concrete; Artificial pozzolans in eco-efficient concrete; Tests to evaluate pozzolanic activity in eco-efficient concrete; Properties of concrete with high volume pozzolans; Influence of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) on concrete durability; Performance of self- compacting concrete (SCC) with high volume SCMs; High volume ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) concrete; Recycled glass concrete
Part 3 Concrete with non-reactive wastes: Municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) concrete; Concrete with polymeric wastes; Concrete with construction and demolition wastes (CDW); An eco-efficient approach to concrete carbonation; Concrete with polymers
Part 4 Future alternative binders and use of nano and biotech: Alkali-activated based concrete; Sulfoaluminate cement; Reactive magnesia cement; Nanotechnology for eco-efficient concrete; Biotechconcrete: An innovative approach for concrete with enhanced durability