Special Issue "Research on Alkali-Activated Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 2693
Interests: alkali-activated materials; geopolymer; recycled concrete
Alkali-activated materials are a kind of cementitious material generated by the reaction of solid silicate wastes (such as slag, fly ash, kaolinite, etc.) with pozzolanic activity or potential hydraulic properties and alkaline activators, including four types: alkali-aluminosilicate vitreous, alkali-fired clay, alkali-ore tailings and alkali-calcium carbonate. It has the advantages of simple preparation, low cost, easy access to raw materials, low energy consumption, green environmental protection, high strength, good durability etc., and is considered as an ideal substitute for Portland cement materials. As a low-carbon material, it has become the focus and hot spot of research in major countries across the world. However, due to the complex source of raw materials, high content of alkali activator, lack of applicable additives, etc., the alkali-activated materials still are limited to use in practical engineering.
Therefore, in order to promote the application, we are pleased to invite researchers from all over the world to investigate the alkali-activated materials.
This Special Issue aims to highlight the original findings regarding the alkali-activated materials, and the potential perspectives for future investigations are also encouraged.
In this Special Issue, original research articles, communications and reviews are welcome.
Dr. Hui Liu
Prof. Dr. Feng Rao
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- alkali-activated materials
- mixing proportion design
- mechanical performances and durability
- reaction mechanism
- carbon analysis