Project

Assessment of the Carbonation, CO2 Sequestration and Leaching Behavior of Potential ‘Green’ Concrete with Supplementary Cementitious Materials to Quantify its Actual Durability and Sustainability

Duration
01 October 2017 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Other civil and building engineering
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
    • Other engineering and technology
Keywords
Carbonation Cement replacement Leaching Life cycle assessment (LCA) CO2 sequestration
 
Project description

Partial cement replacement by supplementary cementitious materials in concrete could reduce CO2 emissions. Durability should remain though. Because accelerated tests usually indicate higher susceptibility to carbonation, all related changes in microstructure and transport properties will be studied. Moreover, a setup for carbonation under mechanical loads will be developed. CO2 sequestration and leaching will be addressed as well for LCA purposes.