Geopolymer concrete as sustainable material : A state of the art review

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Author(s)

  • Furqan Farooq
  • Muhammad Faisal Javed
  • Muhammad Izhar Shah
  • Fahid Aslam
  • Rayed Alyousef

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number124762
Journal / PublicationConstruction and Building Materials
Volume306
Online published13 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2021

Abstract

The rise in population and improvement in the lifestyle of human beings has caused a rapid increase in energy demands for buildings in the present day. An upsurge in energy demand, lack of fossil fuels, and environmental issues provide a crucial motive to the development of sustainable and viable infrastructure. Geopolymer (GP) composite free from cement, made from various waste materials with a high amount of Al2SiO3 and Na2SiO3/NaOH (alkali-activated silica) is evolving as an eminent material for sustainability purposes. They are also preferred due to the lesser emission of greenhouse gases as compared to ordinary Portland cement (OPC). This paper aims at presenting a sustainable domain and state of the art review of GP composite. The properties of composites made from various geopolymeric waste binders are presented. Besides, the microstructure and chemical characterization of GP composites are also discussed. The durability of GP composite is also highlighted considering its deterioration in various aggressive environments. In the end, a global warming potential (GWP) assessment was conducted and the practical applications of GP composites in the building industry are also provided.

Research Area(s)

  • Applications, Characterizations, Compressive strength, Durability, Geopolymer, Microstructure, Sustainability, Waste materials

Citation Format(s)

Geopolymer concrete as sustainable material : A state of the art review. / Farooq, Furqan; Jin, Xin; Faisal Javed, Muhammad; Akbar, Arslan; Izhar Shah, Muhammad; Aslam, Fahid; Alyousef, Rayed.

In: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 306, 124762, 01.11.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review