Sustainable Crack-Free, Environmental-Friendly Concrete ‰ÛÏCrack Free Eco-Crete

Project Details
STATE

MO

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

10/01/12

END DATE

06/30/14

RESEARCHERS

Kamal H. Khayat, Missouri DOT

SPONSORS

Missouri University of Science & Technology

KEYWORDS

Building materials, concrete, Environmental impacts, Greenhouse gases, Pollutants, Portland cement, Sustainable development, Waste products

Project description

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.
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