Kamal H. Khayat, Missouri DOT
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Building materials, concrete, Environmental impacts, Greenhouse gases, Pollutants, Portland cement, Sustainable development, Waste products
Since concrete is the most used construction material in the world, it accounts for a considerable part of CO2 emissions. This means that besides to its appreciable roles, it may be considered as a significant source of emission of greenhouse gases. The solution of this problem is to reduce the environmental impact of concrete and cement through the idea of Eco-Concrete. Besides to its environmental benefits, Eco-Crete is also important from the economical perspective. Because, incorporating high volumes of industrial by-products as replacements for Portland cement makes the Eco-Crete more energy efficient and cheap to produce.