What is it about?
The search for the application of alternative materials, that can partially replace cement and increase the service life of concrete structures, is necessary from the environmental and technological point of view. In this context, the partial substitution of cement in concretes by pozzolanic additions can be performed as ternary mixtures, such as the combined incorporation of glass powder and metakaolin, enabling the reduction of cement consumption and the minimisation of the CO2 emissions and the natural resources consumption. Therefore, this research evaluated the incorporation of glass powder and metakaolin in an isolated and combined way, as partial substitutes for cement in concretes.
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Why is it important?
There is a lack of studies involving the combined incorporation of glass powder and metakaolin regarding durability related properties, such as multi-method analysis of chloride penetration resistance and investigations with respect to alkali–silica reaction.
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This page is a summary of: Incorporation of glass powder and metakaolin as cement partial replacement to improve concrete mechanical properties and increase service life, Journal of Composite Materials, February 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0021998320906873.
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Interview broadcast by the TV Vitória (ES), “Fala Manhã” show, on January 2, 2018. The content is about my Master’s research in Civil Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), involving the use of waste glass in concretes as a partial replacement to cement. Winning research at the Ecology Award 2017. Award promoted by the State Secretary of Environment and Water Resources (SEAMA) along with the State Institute of Environment (IEMA)
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