Journal article

Recycling zeolitic tuff and marble waste in the production of eco-friendly geopolymer concretes

I Tekin, O Gencel, A Gholampour, OH Oren, F Koksal, T Ozbakkaloglu

Journal of Cleaner Production | Elsevier | Published : 2020


The use of waste-based materials as cement alternative in concrete has recently received significant attention for the development of an eco-friendly construction material. The aim of the study reported in this paper is to develop a sustainable composite using waste products and natural fibers to reduce the environmental impact associated with cement production and extraction of non-renewable natural aggregates. Therefore, in this paper, an experimental study on the properties of alkali-activated composite that was manufactured with zeolitic tuff and marble waste is presented. Cotton and viscon fibers were also added to the composites to investigate the effect of crack bridging on the behavi..

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