In 2014, 4.2billion tons of cement were used globally to produce about 12billion cubic meters of concrete. As a byproduct, about the equal amount of carbon dioxide, about 4 billion tons, was released into the atmosphere, 5% of total carbon emission around the globe. New technologies for the manufacturing of cement and concrete could offer great opportunities for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In this presentation we are proposing several avenues for the development of new technologies to make the production of cement and concrete environmentally acceptable and economically viable while saving energy, accelerating the speed of construction cycle, and making finished structures more reliable. We believe that our proposal offers new, feasible and attractive avenues for the development of novel environmentally acceptable technologies in the area of cement–based materials.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2016
Published: May 22, 2016
Pages: 271 - 274
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Energy & Sustainability
Topics: Materials for Sustainable Building, Sustainable Materials