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Alkali-Activated Cements and Concretes

1st Edition

By Caijun Shi, Della Roy, Pavel Krivenko

CRC Press

392 pages

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The first English-language book which reviews and summarizes worldwide research advances in alkali-activated cements and concrete. Essential topics include:

  • raw materials and their properties for the production of the two new types of binder
  • the hydration and microstructure development of alkali-activated slag cements
  • the mechanical properties and durability of alkali-activated slag cement and concrete
  • other various cementing systems and their applications
  • related standards and specifications.

This respected team of authors has produced an important piece of research that will be of great interest to professionals and academics alike, enabling the production of more durable and environmentally sensitive materials.


[The authors] summarize the history and current science and engineering applications in a textbook for advanced courses in civil engineering materials.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Alkaline Activators 2. Cementing Components 3. Hydration and Microstructure of Alkali-Activated Slag Cement 4. Properties of Alkali-Activated Slag Cement Pastes and Mortars (Under Both Atmospheric Pressure and Autoclave Conditions) 5. Properties of Alkali-Activated Slag Cement Concrete 6. Durability of Alkali-Activated Slag Cement and Concrete 7. Mix Design of Alkali-Activated Slag Cement Concrete 8. Alkali-Activated Portland Cement Based Blended Cement 9. Alkali-Activated Lime-Pozzolan Cement 10. Other Alkali-Activated Cementitious Systems 11. Applications of Alkali-Activated Cement And Concrete 12. Standards and Specifications

About the Authors

Dr Caijun Shi is a Professor of the School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Central South University, China, Adjunct Associate Professor of SUNY at Buffalo and president of CJS Technology Inc., Ontario, Canada.

Professor Pavel Krivenko, DSc (Eng) is the Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs, Head of Building Materials Department in the Kiev National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Director of the V.D.Glukhovskii Scientific Research Institute for Binders and Materials.

Dr Della Roy is a Professor of Materials Science, Emerita of the Materials Research Laboratory, Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and founder of the Cement and Concrete Research journal.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General