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Special Issue "CO2 Mineralization of Calcium Silicates Cements"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ye Li
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Guest Editor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Interests: waste used in construction materials; low carbon emission binders; carbonation mineralization; high-performance concrete; cement-based materials; fire-resistance of concrete
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China
Interests: ultra-high-performance concrete; sustainable building material; fiber-reinforced polymer; durability; interfacial behavior; toughness
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few decades, the construction industry has faced significant challenges due to its excessive consumption of natural resources and its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. To limit the global temperature rise to 2 °C, a drastic reduction in CO2 emissions from cement production is crucial. The high CO2 footprint of Portland cement (PC) is caused by the decomposition of limestone and the consumption of flue during the sintering of clinker, which consists of alite and belite as the main mineral phases. One of the most feasible options to reduce the CO2 footprint in cement production is to utilize alternative low-lime calcium silicates such as wollastonite, rankinite, and belite. To enhance the reactivity of these low-lime calcium silicates, carbonization mineralization is an effective technology.

This field is rapidly advancing into new areas of discovery. However, the carbonation process, microstructure evolution, controlling of phase assemblage, origin of cementitious ability of the carbonation products, and performance enhancement methods have not been thoroughly explored.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. We welcome full papers, communications, and reviews.

Dr. Ye Li
Dr. Ao Zhou
Guest Editors

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  • calcium silicates
  • carbonation mineralization
  • alternative binder
  • microstructure
  • carbonation products
  • calcium carbonates
  • cementitous ability

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