The use of concrete and mortar containing coal fly ash, blast furnace slag, and other dispersed technogenic materials is one of the major areas of potential resource savings and improving the environmental efficiency and sustainability of construction. Improving Concrete and Mortar using Modified Ash and Slag Cements presents the results of a study of high-tech concrete on composite Portland cement and slag Portland cement. It explains the possibility of significantly improving the properties of cements and concrete with the introduction of superplasticizers and hardening activators.
- Describes how additives can reduce costs and lead to more environmentally sustainable production
- Explains the possibility of obtaining high-tech concrete with a high content of ash, slag, and clinker kiln dust
- Presents the possibility of significant reductions of the most energy-intensive component of cements
- Examines the calculated dependences for predicting the technical properties of concrete saturated with dispersed technogenic products
- Explains the methods of calculating the composition of concrete with specified properties of low-clinker cements
Suitable for civil and structural engineers as well as for specialists working in the field of concrete technology, students of civil engineering, and researchers of new construction technologies, this book allows readers to understand new and sustainable ways to improve the properties of concrete and mortar by utilizing additives.
Professor Dr Leonid Dvorkin - Full Professor and Head of Department, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine). Author of many books and tutorials devoted to actual problems of concrete and binding technology. Published many papers and presented lectures at national and international conferences on construction materials.
Dr Vadim Zhitkovsky - Associate Professor, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine). Published 4 monographs, 6 textbooks, about 100 papers in scientific journals, edited books and conference proceedings.
Dr Mohammed Sonebi - Senior Lecturer and Director of Research of Environment Change and Resilience Cluster, Queen's University of Belfast. He authored/co-authored more than 220 peer-review journal and conference papers and 25 books/chapters with high citations.
Dr Vitaliy Marchuk - Senior Lecturer, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine). Research interests: technology of concrete, mortars and dry mixes, concrete mix use of industrial waste and industrial products in the production of building materials.
Dr Yurii Stepasiuk - Senior Lecturer, National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (Ukraine). Research interests: technology of concrete, concrete and mortars made on low clinker slag Portland cemets, design of concrete with a set of specified properties
Composite ash-containing cements and effective concrete based on them, Activated low clinker slag Portland cement (LSC) and concrete on its basis, Dry construction mixtures and mortars based on them using dust of clinker burning furnaces, References