Special Issue "Alkali-Activated Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022)
Interests: geopolymer concrete; alkali-activated materials; concrete durability; high-performance construction materials; fire engineering
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One of the challenges for the material engineering community is to realize high performance building materials, in harmony with the concept of sustainable development, which have low environmental impact and can be produced at reasonable cost. Although Portland cement is a high performance building material, high emission of CO2 in the atmosphere during its production caused researchers to pay attention to other alternatives like alkali-activated materials (AAMs) to prepare environmentally friendly building materials leading to the concept of sustainable development.
The aim of this Special Issue on alkali-activated materials (AAMs) is to provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to materials including mineral composition, chemical composition and crystal structure groups and technology affects the formation and performance of alkali- activated materials (AAMs) in different aggressive environments. This review also explores the current problems hindering the universal acceptance and large-scale application of AAMs. This Special Issue will bring together high-quality research articles on the different aspects of AAMs including its current status and remaining challenges.
Dr. Dali Bondar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- alkali‐activated materials
- waste materials
- recycled materials
- AAMs in Chloride environment
- AAMs in Sulfate environment
- life cycle