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Special Issue "Structural and Functional Performance of Geopolymer Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 167

Special Issue Editors

Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Caserta, Italy
Interests: geopolymers; polymers; functional materials; sustainable materials; life cycle assessment (LCA); additive manufacturing; mechanical properties; chemical–physical characterizations
Dr. Alessio Occhicone
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Department of Engineering, University of Study of Naples “Parthenope”, Naples, Italy
Interests: green chemistry; innovative materials
Department of Engineering and Geology, University of Chieti-Pescara “G d’Annunzio”, 66100 Pescara, Italy
Interests: materials science; geopolymers; construction and building materials; waste recycling; porous and foamy inorganic materials; hybrid foams; sustainable and innovative building materials; thermal-acoustic insulating materials; chemical-physical, microstructural, and mechanical characterization of materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Geopolymers are amorphous ceramic materials obtained from the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates including those from wastes, such as mining waste, coal fly, and bottom ash, granulated blast furnace slag, water purification sludge, and so on.

In terms of applications as cement and concrete materials, they can reduce energy consumption during production, emission of greenhouse gases, and environmental impacts. These characteristics, combined with high early-age strength and fast hardness characteristics, allow considering these materials as a promising “green” alternative to ordinary Portland cement-based materials.

Geopolymer concrete can find application in building, construction, repair, restoring, marine construction, pavement base materials, 3D printing, fire-resistant and high-temperature materials, thermal and acoustic insulation. Moreover, they can be used in the construction industry to produce precast materials or in the coating of cement structures for the rehabilitation of compromised structures, flame inertization, and improvement of resistance to acids and water. Special applications include the immobilization of heavy metal pollution, pH regulator materials, catalysts, conductive materials for moisture sensor applications, and thermal storage.

Functional applications, such as fire prevention, isolation, heat preservation, and adsorption of harmful ions, can be used for buildings in special fields, such as fire prevention buildings, insulation walls, biomaterials, and, nuclear power plants can be considered. 

Dr. Laura Ricciotti
Dr. Alessio Occhicone
Dr. Ilaria Capasso
Guest Editors

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