Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Liang, Jianyu

Faculty Advisor

Tao, Mingjiang

Abstract

Cement and concrete are widely used in building and construction practices throughout the world. The use of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) requires use of additional energy and poses environmental damage. The objective of this project is to provide a green alternative construction material to OPC by geopolymerization of industrial wastes. This study made an effort to develop a low-cost working recipe that utilizes a combination of fly ash (FA) and red mud (RM) with different additives to create a geopolymer with comparable or better performance to OPC. The effectiveness of the methodology was tested by evaluating the synthesis factors and testing the unconfined compressive strength.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Major

Civil Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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