What is green concrete ? It’s advantages in construction28 March 2019
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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:
Fig: Green concrete dam
Fig: Green Concrete Bridge – Musmeci Bridge
Fig: Green Concrete building
Fig: Green Concrete Road
Fig: Green Concrete Floor