The proposed study aims to replace materials from traditional construction applications due to their high environmental impact reflected in the high emissions into the air. Specifically, a hydraulic pipeline in geopolymer mortar was designed as a prototype. Such an approach helps reduce the consumption of conventional raw materials, lower the impact of landfills on the environment, promote waste recycling, and achieve the spirit of environmental sustainability. Several mixtures were designed to produce a geopolymer mortar using different precursors and reinforcing fibers, such as basalt, glass, and hemp fibers. A comparative assessment of geopolymer prototypes has been conducted. The outcomes show that the production of geopolymer mortars results in the production and use of green and sustainable building materials, thus satisfying the desire to integrate more biodegradable, natural, recyclable, and renewable resources in the construction sector.

Assessment of innovative fiber-reinforced alkali-activated concrete

Colangelo F.;Farina I.;Travaglioni M.;Salzano C.;Cioffi R.;Petrillo A.
2021

Abstract

The proposed study aims to replace materials from traditional construction applications due to their high environmental impact reflected in the high emissions into the air. Specifically, a hydraulic pipeline in geopolymer mortar was designed as a prototype. Such an approach helps reduce the consumption of conventional raw materials, lower the impact of landfills on the environment, promote waste recycling, and achieve the spirit of environmental sustainability. Several mixtures were designed to produce a geopolymer mortar using different precursors and reinforcing fibers, such as basalt, glass, and hemp fibers. A comparative assessment of geopolymer prototypes has been conducted. The outcomes show that the production of geopolymer mortars results in the production and use of green and sustainable building materials, thus satisfying the desire to integrate more biodegradable, natural, recyclable, and renewable resources in the construction sector.
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