Material Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences


Eco-Friendly Goepolymer Concrete Blocks


Material Sciences, Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences

Focus Area:

Concrete Blocks Production

Social Benefits:

Environment-friendly and sustainable , Complete replacement of Portland cement in concrete with cementitious materials such as fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag. Water not required for curing , Less energy requirement and low carbon footprint , Good mechanical and durability properties , High early strength , Better life-cycle cost when compared to Portland cement based concrete

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Tamil Nadu

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Integrated

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Brief Description

Description :

Bricks and blocks are important units for construction of civil infrastructure. The production of Geopolymer concrete (GPC) blocks lead to a scientific, systematic and eco-friendly utilization of industrial wastes. The new eco-friendly blocks will lead to a drastic reduction in the carbon footprint, embodied energy. Due to faster rate of development of strength at early ages, faster rate of construction and overall saving in life cycle cost. GPC building block technology offers a speedier and cost effective environmentally sound alternative to conventional walling materials. It can be easily adapted to suit special needs of users by modifying design parameters and is a highly profitable business for micro and small scale building material producers and construction companies. It can be extensively used, buildings, landscaping, in container yards, foot paths, parking lots, etc. The global geopolymer market is expected to register an impressive growth in the forthcoming years. The rising number of applications of geopolymer and the growing demand for geopolymer across diverse industries are the key factors expected to encourage the growth of the global polymer market in the next few years. The technology has been already transferred to: M/s Kiran Global Geocements Limited, Chennai. M/s KPS Bricks, Erode, Tamil Nadu M/sVasavi Concrete Solutions, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

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