Tailoring Geopolymer Concretes For Sustainable Development

Grant number: LP0991550 | Funding period: 2009 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

This project will benefit Australia by enhancing the wider uptake of environmentally friendly geopolymer concretes. These materials are now commercially available in Australia, and provide the opportunity to obtain value from multiple millions of tonnes of industrial wastes (coal fly ash and metallurgical slags). An Australian company, Zeobond, is currently the world's leading commercial producer of geopolymers, and is collaborating in this project to develop a scientific understanding of how best to formulate durable geopolymer concretes. Geopolymer concrete will provide the opportunity to reduce Australia's CO2 emissions by over a million tonnes per year when implemented on a commercial sc..

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