World Journal of Applied Chemistry
Volume 1, Issue 1, November 2016, Pages: 16-21
Received: Sep. 3, 2016;
Accepted: Sep. 22, 2016;
Published: Oct. 15, 2016
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Mahmoud Mohsen Ali Ahmed Alsayes, Science Department, STEM High School for Boys, Giza, Egypt
Despite its significant importance in the economy growth, concrete industry faces several environmental and economic challenges like the emissions of toxic gases during production and high prices of the products, respectively. Consequently, the project aims to produce an alternative solution to the conventional concrete by following the design requirements of low cost, high efficiency and through recycling the fly ash, another industrial pollutant. The idea depends on mixing the fly ash with a liquid alkaline activator, under certain conditions to produce solidified concrete that has proven efficiency after testing. Finally, the mixture, put for 24 hours in 75°C in dry oven to solidify, has shown the best results. In conclusion it can be easily deduced that such cement is an eco-friendly cheap alternative to conventional concrete; in addition to getting rid of another pollutant.
Mahmoud Mohsen Ali Ahmed Alsayes,
Fly Ash Building Concrete, World Journal of Applied Chemistry.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2016, pp. 16-21.
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