Geopolymer, green alkali activated cementitious material: Synthesis, applications and challenges

Wu, Yanguang and Lu, Bowen and Bai, Tao and Wang, Hao and Du, Feipeng and Zhang, Yunfei and Cai, Lu and Jiang, Can and Wang, Wenjun (2019) Geopolymer, green alkali activated cementitious material: Synthesis, applications and challenges. Construction and Building Materials, 224. pp. 930-949. ISSN 0950-0618


Geopolymers, combining some characteristics of organic polymers, cements and ceramics for its special poly-condensed network structure, have received extensive attention of the researchers as a green cementitious material because of favorable and unique characteristics. This study mainly presents an overview on the progress of geopolymers research and development in recent decades. The works on raw materials, geopolymerization kinetics, the applications development and challenges of geopolymers are reviewed. This paper focuses on the applications progress of geopolymer as green civil engineering materials, rapidly-repair and dealing with poisonous and radioactive waste materials, coatings, novel ceramic materials, functional composite, three-dimensional printing materials and biological materials, etc. The main contribution of this review is to systematically summarize the complex and diverse of published results on geopolymers application in reality and present future challenges, which is beneficial to the further research activities of civil engineers, environmental scientists, chemists and materials scientists. The current investigation indicates that the geopolymers not only exhibit widespread application prospect to be used as sustainable construction materials, but also have great potential in the fields of three-dimensional printing materials, biological materials and other emerging geopolymer functional materials.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 03:14
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 03:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminosilicate; Applications; Environmental friendliness; Geopolymer; Geopolymerization kinetics
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
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