Special Issue "Green Concrete for a Better Sustainable Environment II"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: building materials; energy-efficient concrete; nanomaterials in cement-based composites; structural lightweight concrete and waste management.
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Green Concrete for a Better Sustainable Environment
Green concrete is defined as a concrete that uses waste material as at least one of its components, or has a production process that does not lead to environmental destruction, or has high performance in terms of energy efficiency and life cycle sustainability. Natural resources are running out. Using industrial and construction waste as raw materials for the production of cement and concrete can be regarded as a valuable resource for civil infrastructure construction. Green concrete or cement-based composites will not only contribute to a circular economy, but can also help to reduce the amount of embodied energy and CO2 emissions associated with cement manufacturing and aggregate quarrying, as well as to mitigate the environmental threats associated with industrial waste materials.
This Special Issue of Applied Sciences “Green Concrete for Better Sustainable Environment” will cover recent advances in the development of green concrete solutions and deliberate on what best can be done to leverage the opportunities.
This Special Issue proposes (but is not limited to) the following topics:
- Environmental friendly concrete
- Recycled concrete
- Geopolymer composite
- Industrial wastes utilization in concrete
- Energy-efficient concrete
- Reusable or recyclable construction materials
- Design for long life and adaptability
Prof. Dr. Patrick Tang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Green concrete
- Industrial by-products
- Construction and demolition waste
- Thermal energy storage concrete
- Recycled materials
- Supplementary cementitious materials
- Life-cycle analysis