Sustainable Construction Materials : Recycled Spent Garnet book cover
1st Edition

Sustainable Construction Materials
Recycled Spent Garnet

ISBN 9780367002275
Published December 13, 2018 by CRC Press
121 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Rapid industrial growth has witnessed the ever-increasing utilization of sand from rivers for various construction purposes, which has caused disruption to natural ecosystems. Sustainable Construction Materials: Recycled Spent Garnet presents an investigation into the capacity for these minerals to serve as a sand replacement and as a viable, sustainable construction material to help mitigate the current rate of exploitation of river sand.



  • Presents the effects of spent garnet on the fresh and hardened characteristics of self-compacting geopolymer concrete in terms of workability and mechanical strength.
  • Examines spent garnet with regard to concrete durability in response to carbonation, as well as sulphate and acid attack.
  • Includes a comprehensive review of the existing literature in the field, including past developments in self-compacting geopolymer concrete, as well as the ongoing activities in the field of spent garnet-based concrete production.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Literature Review. Research Methodology. Characterization of Spent Garnet, Fresh and Hardened Properties of SCGPC. Results on Durability Performance. Results on Microstructural Properties. Conclusions and Recommendations for Future Work. References. Index.

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Dr. Habeeb Lateef Muttashar is a researcher and consultant

in the area of civil engineering at the University of Technology,

Malaysia. Dr. Habeeb has conducted studies of geopolymer concrete,

self-compacting concrete, recycling waste materials, green

technology, and high-volume biomass mortar. He has an MS and

a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Technology,

Malaysia. For the past 6 years he has been working in the area of

structures and materials. His 10-year career includes numerous

citations for excellence in leadership relating to various government,

industry, labor, and academia partnerships in civil engineering.