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Research and Markets: Tures, Processing, Properties and Industrial Applications of Geopolymers.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new report "Geopolymers: Tures, Processing, Properties and Industrial Applications " to their offering.

Tures, Processing, Properties and Industrial Applications of Geopolymers

A geopolymer is a solid aluminosilicate material usually formed by alkali hydroxide or alkali silicate activation of a solid precursor such as coal fly ash, calcined clay and/or metallurgical slag. Today the primary application of geopolymer technology is in the development of reduced-carbon dioxide construction materials as an alternative to Portland-based cements. This book reviews the latest research and applications for these highly important materials. Part 1 discusses the synthesis and characterisation of geopolymers. Part 2 reviews the manufacture and properties of geopolymers. Part 3 covers applications of geopolymers such as commercialisation of geopolymers for construction, as well as applications in waste management.

Key Topics Covered:

Introduction to geopolymers.

Part 1 Geopolymer synthesis and characterisation: Fly ash glass chemistry and inorganic polymer cements

* Geopolymer precursor design

* Activating solution chemistry for geopolymers

* Nanostructure/microstructure of metakaolin geopolymers

* Nanostructure/microstructure of fly ash geopolymers

* Geopolymer synthesis kinetics.

Part 2 Manufacture and properties of geopolymers: Accelerated ageing of geopolymers

* Chemical durability of geopolymers

* Life-cycle analysis of geopolymers

* Engineering properties of geopolymer concrete

* Producing fire and heat-resistant geopolymers

* Utilisation of mining wastes to produce geopolymer binders

* Utilisation of non-thermally activated clays in the production of geopolymers

* Thermal properties of geopolymers

* Utilisation of low-calcium slags to improve the strength and durability of geopolymers.

Part 3 Applications of geopolymers: Commercialisation of geopolymers for construction: opportunities and obstacles

* Geopolymers for nuclear waste immobilization

* Immobilization of toxic waste in geopolymers.

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