Sustainable alkali-activated materials

Mohammad Jamalimoghadam, Rassoul Ajalloeian, Amirhomayoun Saffarzadeh

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Large quantities of waste are produced in various industries and domestic applications, most of which cannot be landfilled because of environmental issues. The researcher’s efforts to produce a binder from aluminosilicate-containing wastes led to the developing of a new generation of binders called alkali-activated materials (AAMs). These cementitious aluminosilicate gels are produced by activating reactive low-calcium aluminosilicate precursors at near ambient temperatures (25-80°C), usually by an intense alkaline solution followed by mixing and curing. AAMs possess beneficial engineering properties in a range of cement-like applications, thus rendering them suitable for various applications, including radioactive waste and toxic containment stabilization, binders for special applications of concretes, fiber-reinforced composites, water, and wastewater treatment, biotechnologies, and many others. This chapter aims to discuss various niche applications where AAMs demonstrate the potential for sustainable concrete and industrial waste management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management
Subtitle of host publicationRecycled and Artificial Aggregate, Innovative Eco-friendly Binders, and Life Cycle Assessment
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128217306
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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