Introduction to Basics of Geopolymer Technology
This book is unique in many aspects and written in such a way that anyone who has a basic knowledge of Sciences can completely understand GeoPolymer Composites (GPC).
The use of Portland cement based cement concrete is so common and wide throughout our globe due to its many desirable properties as a construction material. However, the present day paradigm of Environmental Protection and Sustainability of Materials have given risen to the impetus for many more alternate construction materials including various special concretes by way of utilizing waste materials and by-products from industry in replacing the quantum of Portland cement in cement concrete (CC) mix. However, the use of the use of these new materials in field is yet to be popularized. The advent of Geopolymer production is one of the efforts in this direction.
This book is unique in many aspects and written in such a way that anyone who has a basic knowledge of Sciences can completely understand GPC. Some of the highlights of this book are:
I. A lucid introduction to the constituent materials
II. Clear explanation on the chemical reactions involved.
III. Elaborate note on mix proportioning method using the scientific approach of particle passing theory to get a dense matrix.
IV. Exhaustive equations that are useful for field usage by a designer.