The properties and durability of alkali-activated masonry units

S. Ahmari, Lianyang Zhang

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Abstract

Clay bricks and concrete blocks are two widely used masonry units (MU). Because both contain high embodied energy and have large carbon footprint, much research has been conducted on developing sustainable alternatives such as geopolymer masonry units (GMU) for them. This chapter first reviews the production of GMU from different types of wastes and then discusses the physical and mechanical properties and durability of GMU based on different types of wastes. Finally, some suggestions for future work on GMU are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages643-660
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781782422884, 9781782422761
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 3 2014

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Geopolymers
Durability
Carbon footprint
Concrete blocks
Brick
Clay
Physical properties
Mechanical properties

Keywords

  • Durability
  • Geopolymer
  • Industrial waste
  • Masonry units
  • Mechanical properties
  • Microstructure
  • Physical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Ahmari, S., & Zhang, L. (2014). The properties and durability of alkali-activated masonry units. In Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes (pp. 643-660). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1533/9781782422884.4.643

The properties and durability of alkali-activated masonry units. / Ahmari, S.; Zhang, Lianyang.

Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes. Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 643-660.

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Ahmari, S & Zhang, L 2014, The properties and durability of alkali-activated masonry units. in Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes. Elsevier Inc., pp. 643-660. https://doi.org/10.1533/9781782422884.4.643
Ahmari S, Zhang L. The properties and durability of alkali-activated masonry units. In Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes. Elsevier Inc. 2014. p. 643-660 https://doi.org/10.1533/9781782422884.4.643
Ahmari, S. ; Zhang, Lianyang. / The properties and durability of alkali-activated masonry units. Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars and Concretes. Elsevier Inc., 2014. pp. 643-660
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