Geopolymer concrete has emerged as a novel construction material and is one of those technologies where research is attempting for the last two decades to replace with OPC. Also, it has been established that geopolymer can act as an alternative binder to OPC in the concrete. Apart from its several technical advantages like good physical, chemical and mechanical properties geopolymer concrete adds sustainability to the environment as it has significantly smaller greenhouse footprint than Portland cement binders. Geopolymer binders are a class of aluminosilicates based materials. Geopolymers are synthesized by thermal activation of solid aluminosilicate materials such as fly ash (FA), metakaolin, rice husk ash (RHA), granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), etc., with an alkali metal hydroxide and silicate solution.
Dr Parveen is developing new structures which are greener, cheaper, and longer lasting. He is targeting improving the prefab construction technology with tremendous time and cost savings. In addition, he is developing rubberised concrete which turns waste car tyres toward possible infrastructural applications.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Fly ash, rice husk ash, Slag, Mix design, Geopolymers
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