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Reduction of cement consumption by producing smart green concretes with natural zeolites


Nguyen Thoi Trung, Nima Alemi, James H. Haido, Mahdi Shariati, Seyedata Baradaran, Salim T. Yousif

Source title: 
Smart Structures and Systems, 24(3): 415-425, 2019 (ISI)
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This study was carried out to evaluate the natural zeolite in producing green concrete as an effort to prevent global warming and environmental impact problems of cement industries. To achieve this target, two types of natural zeolites applied to study physical, chemical and compressive strength of concrete containing different percentages of zeolites. The results in comparison with control samples indicate that compressive strength of zeolites mixes increases with the 15% replacement of zeolite instead of cement in all types of samples. In the water-cement ratio of 0.6, results showed an increase in the compressive strength of all percentages of replacement. This results indicate that using natural zeolites could be produced a green concrete by a huge reduction and saving in the consumption of cement.