Special Issue "Environmentally Friendly Geopolymer Composites"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
Interests: environmental chemistry; environmental safety; environmental engineering and policy; waste management; waste stabilization and solidification; waste recycling; hazardous waste; soil heavy metal pollution assessment; contaminated sediments; natural resource management; construction and demolition wastes; life cycle analysis
Interests: geopolymers; alkali-activated materials; sustainibility; waste recycling; advanced ceramics
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Interests: geopolymers; waste stabilization and solidification; construction and demolition wastes; durability assessment; rheology
Interests: green chemistry; coordination chemistry; polymer chemistry; geopolymers; composites and hybrid materials; structural characterization
Alkali-activated materials, and geopolymers in particular, represent one of the most interesting classes of innovative binders. Geopolymers are considered environmentally friendly materials, since their use in concrete applications could significantly reduce CO2 emissions thanks to the “low carbon” footprint of several raw materials with a high concentration of aluminosilicates from which they can be prepared, i.e., dehydroxylated kaolinite (metakaolin, MK) or industrial waste, such as fly ash or blast furnace slag. Within this wide research field, geopolymer composites represent a class of particularly versatile materials, with widely tunable performances, depending on the applications for which they are designed. This Special Issue aims to offer the scientific community a deeper comprehension of the structural, microstructural and physico-mechanical characteristics of geopolymeric mortars, geopolymer-resins composites, geopolymers with additive or reinforcement, for applications both in the construction industry, masonry restoration, waste stabilization, and inertization, but also in advanced chemical applications, such as catalysis or the removal of pollutants.
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Cioffi
Prof. Dr. Claudio Ferone
Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Roviello
Dr. Francesco Messina
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- Geopolymer composites
- alkali-activated materials