1st Edition

Geopolymers as Sustainable Surface Concrete Repair Materials

    220 Pages 129 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The progressive deterioration of concrete surface structures is a major concern in construction engineering that requires precise repairing. While a number of repair materials have been developed, geopolymer mortars have been identified as potentially superior and environmentally friendly high-performance construction materials, as they are synthesized by selectively combining waste materials containing alumina and silica compounds which are further activated by a strong alkaline solution. Geopolymers as Sustainable Surface Concrete Repair Materials offers readers insights into the synthesis, properties, benefits and applications of geopolymer-based materials for concrete repair.

    • Discusses manufacturing and design methods of geopolymer-based materials

    • Assesses mechanical strength and durability of geopolymer-based materials under different aggressive environmental conditions

    • Characterizes the microstructure of these materials using XRD, SEM, EDX, TGA, DTG and FTIR measurements

    • Describes application of geopolymer-based materials as surface repair materials

    • Compares environmental and cost benefits against those of traditional OPC and commercial repair materials

    This book is written for researchers and professional engineers working with concrete materials, including civil and materials engineers.

    1. Concrete Durability and Surface Deterioration. 2. Geopolymer as Emerging Repair Materials. 3 Manufacturing Geopolymer: Materials and Mix Design. 4. Factors Effect on the Manufacturing of Geopolymer. 5. Performance Criteria of Geopolymer as Repair Materials. 6. Compatibility of Geopolymer for Concrete Surface Repair. 7. Effects of Aggressive Environments on Geopolymer Performance as Repair Materials. 8. Performance Evaluation of Geopolymer as Repair Materials Under Freeze–Thaw Cycles 9. Methods of Evaluating the Geopolymer Efficiency as Alternative Concrete Surface Repair Materials Compared to Commercials Products. 10. Sustainability of Geopolymer as Repair Materials


    Dr. Ghasan Fahim Huseien is a research fellow at Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He received his PhD degree from University Technology Malaysia in 2017. Dr. Huseien has over 5 years of Applied R&D as well as 10 years’ experience in manufacturing smart materials for sustainable building and smart cities. He has expertise in Advanced Sustainable Construction Materials covering Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geology, Architecture departments, etc. He authored and co-authored +50 publications and technical reports, 3 books and 15 book chapters and participated in 25 national and international conferences/workshops. He is peer reviewer for several international journals as well as Master and PhD students. He is a member of Concrete Society of Malaysia and American Concrete Institute.

    Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Bin Mohd. Sam is Associate Professor, Faculty Of Civil Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He received his PhD from University of Sheffield. He has served as Director of UTM Construction Research Centre (UTM-CRC).

    Prof Ir. Dr Mahmood joined Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in May 1985 as Assistant Lecturer “A” after completing his first degree from University of Iowa, USA. He taught diploma students from May 1985 to 1988 before pursuing his Master degree at University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA. After completing his master degree (M.Sc) in Structure Engineering, he continued to serve FKA, UTM from 1989 to 1993. He continued his study for Ph.D in Jan 1994 at University of Warwick, U.K and managed to complete his study in May 1997. During his involvement in research and publication for the last 20 years, he has published 72 indexed journals and 78 conference papers. His main areas of research are steel structures, composite structures, and concrete structures. He also has registered as member of Institute Engineer Malaysia (MIEM). At present, he is a Senior Director, Institute for Smart Infrastructure and Innovative Construction (ISIIC).