Special Issue "Latest Advancements in the Development of a Sustainable and Carbon-Neutral Concrete and Pavement"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022.
Interests: eco-friendly cement and concrete; sustainability and circular economy in construction; cement composites; cement chemistry; carbon sequestration; carbon mineralization in concrete; concrete durability; recycling of industrial by-products and waste materials in concrete; additives and admixtures for concrete
Interests: construction building materials; building construction materials; concrete technologies; concrete durability sustainable construction; concrete material technology; carbon sequestration construction technology
Interests: geotechnics; geomaterials; pavements; soil dynamics; tailings; earthworks; slope stability; soil stabilizations; foundations; binders and geopolymers; unbound granular aggregates, construction and demolition waste (CDW); recycled waste materials; applications of waste materials in geotechnical engineering
Climate change brought about by greenhouse gas emissions is a significant challenge facing our planet. The cement industry is one of the major producers of greenhouse gases, accounting for about 5–7% of the global greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the continuous mining of valuable natural resources by the cement and concrete industry to meet the ever-increasing global demand for infrastructure development makes it a long-term sustainability challenge. Therefore, the research and development on cutting down its carbon footprint and transforming it into a carbon-neutral and sustainable material have been subject to extensive and sustained focus. The conservation of natural resources and the recycling of waste materials have become active components of this transformation process that simultaneously supports the global interest in the closed-loop circular economy. Various advancements have been made in developing eco-friendly cement concrete that is becoming more sustainable and proactively supporting the circular economy. Also, pavement technology and soil stabilization processes have been moving towards adopting sustainable approaches and materials.
This Special Issue focuses on novel and fundamental research that paves a way towards developing carbon-neutral and sustainable cement concrete that also encourages the recycling of various waste streams.
The potential topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
- Carbon dioxide curing and mineralization in cement concrete
- Carbon sequestration from various waste streams in cement concrete
- Development of zero cement composites
- Development of low carbon footprint cement composites and pavements
- Recycling of various waste materials for the replacement of cement and/or aggregates
- Physicochemical and microstructure studies of the blended cement/concrete composites
- Impact on indoor air quality, fire resistance, thermal insulation, and acoustic properties.
- Long-term mechanical and durability studies
- Development of low carbon footprint pavements
- Soil stabilization using sustainable materials
Dr. Rajeev Roychand
Dr. Souradeep Gupta
Dr. Mohammad Saberian Boroujeni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- carbon dioxide curing
- carbon dioxide mineralization
- carbon sequestration
- supplementary cementitious materials
- zero cement composites
- waste recycling
- sustainable pavements
- low carbon footprint soil stabilization