What is green concrete ? It’s advantages in construction

What is green concrete ? It’s advantages in construction

28 March 2019 0 By The Engineering Community

Table of Contents

What is green concrete ? It’s advantages in construction

 

What is green concrete?

Green concrete can be defined as the concrete with material as a partial or complete replacement for cement or fine or coarse aggregates. The substitution material can be of waste or residual product in the manufacturing process. The substituted materials could be a waste material that remain unused, that may be harmful (material that contains radioactive elements).

Green concrete should follow reduce, reuse and recycle technique or any two process in the concrete technology.

Green concrete advantages:

The three major objective behind green concept in concrete :

–  To reduce green house gas emission (carbon dioxide emission from cement industry, as one ton of cement manufacturing process emits one ton of carbon dioxide)

– To reduce the use of natural resources such as limestone, shale, clay, natural river sand, natural rocks that are being consume for the development of human mankind that are not given back to the earth,

– The use of waste materials in concrete that also prevents the large area of land that is used for the storage of waste materials that results in the air, land and water pollution. This objective behind green concrete will result in the sustainable development without destruction natural resources.

Some applications of Green Concrete:

 

Image result for Green concrete dam

Fig: Green concrete dam

Image result for Green Concrete Bridge

Fig: Green Concrete Bridge – Musmeci Bridge

Image result for Green Concrete building

Fig: Green Concrete building

Image result for Green Concrete Platform

Fig: Green Concrete Road

Image result for Green Concrete floor

Fig: Green Concrete Floor