Sustainable Mineral-Based Materials in Construction
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 5286
Interests: building materials; concrete durability; construction materials; concrete technologies; construction; cement; civil engineering materials; concrete material technology; sustainable construction; construction engineering
Interests: concrete durability; cement; environmental sustainability; transport properties; building materials; concrete material technology; construction materials; civil engineering materials; concrete technologies
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The construction sector has various environmental challenges, notably in terms of carbon emissions and the use of nonrenewable resources, with urgent calls to action to enhance wealth while safeguarding the environment.
Minerals are essential building materials. The present amount of mineral-based materials used in new and existing infrastructure makes their replacement with alternative resources unfeasible. Innovative resource optimization solutions are needed to achieve sustainability. Such strategic research not only supports a lower environmental impact but also boosts the industry's competitiveness.
The topic of this Special Issue is sustainable mineral-based materials for construction, which includes both low-carbon and circular approaches in the development and manufacturing of aggregates, binders, concrete, and other mineral building products. Thus, the following subjects are included in the scope:
- Production, testing, and implementation of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste.
- Development, characterization, and use of novel alternative binders, particularly non-traditional supplemental cementitious materials.
- Assessment of mineral building materials and components' eco-efficiency and circularity.
- Durability of eco-friendly materials.
- Sustainability through durability and eco-friendly building maintenance and repair.
- Mineral carbonation for construction materials and other carbon-utilization technologies in construction.
- Other original approaches to increase our understanding of sustainable materials and their practical use.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Yury Villagrán Zaccardi
Dr. Natalia Mariel Alderete
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- construction materials
- mineral carbonation
- low carbon
- waste valorization
- novel binders
- supplementary cementitious materials
- recycled aggregates