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Special Issue "Science and Technology for Silicate-based Construction and Building Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2023 | Viewed by 191

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Milica Vasic
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Guest Editor
Institute for Testing of Materials IMS, Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: traditional ceramics; secondary raw materials; energy saving; geopolymers; mathematical modeling; process optimization
Dr. Anja Terzic
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Guest Editor
Institute for Testing of Materials IMS, Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: cement; chemistry of cement; composite materials; mortar; concrete; eco-efficient materials; circular economy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Given the rapidly deteriorating environmental status of the planet and the growing problem of waste and global warming, finding a sustainable solution is an emerging topic. One of the main problems to be actively addressed in the construction industry is the manufacturing processes that lead to multiple negative environmental impacts including CO2 emissions. Various types of clay and clayey raw materials (e.g., zeolite, bentonite, pyrophyllite, fly ash), as well as secondary raw materials of similar compositions, have been considered as potential replacements in ceramics, cement, mortars, concretes, geopolymers, or as stabilizing agents, etc. The impact of a replacement depends on the dosage of raw material and applied treatment (mechanical, thermal, chemical). The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight and optimize the use of alternative raw materials in the design of construction composites and to show changes introduced (mechanical strength, adhesion, dimensional stability, adsorption, thermal, dielectric and insulation properties, resistance to environmental attack) and performances of final building or construction products. The raw materials can be applied in either natural or altered states (activated, calcined, modified, nano). Special attention should be given to the materials and processes studied in the laboratory, and/or industry. Furthermore, studies aiming to decrease gases released during the production are welcomed.

Dr. Milica Vasic
Dr. Anja Terzic
Guest Editors

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  • silicate-based construction and building materials
  • recycling
  • process and product optimization
  • laboratory-scale studies
  • industrial-scale studies
  • instrumental analyzes
  • physico-mechanical properties
  • gas emission during production
  • circular economy
  • life-cycle analysis

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