Article - 1 Jun 2007
Geopolymers are materials similar to Portland cement but made from natural aluminosilicates. Geopolymers made from industrial byproducts like flyash and blast furnace slag may be used to encase...
News - 7 May 2020
Fly ash generated by coal-fired power stations is an environmental headache, creating groundwater and air pollution from vast landfills and ash dams. Some of the waste product can be repurposed into...
Article - 9 Jan 2006
A geopolymer was prepared by dissolving metakaolinite in a solution of K2SiO3 and KOH and curing at 80C for 24 h. The open porosity of the material was ~38% at 1000C, which is sufficiently porous for...
Article - 19 May 2012
In this study three different geopolymer compositions have been investigated and characterized as potential biomaterials.
Dr. Dan Perera from UNSW gives us an introduction to geopolymers. He explains what they are, their origins, their similarity to organic polymers, their structure, how products are made from...
News - 20 Mar 2009
The primary application of geopolymer technology is in the development of reduced CO2 construction materials. Recognised as an alternative to traditional materials such as Portland based cements...
News - 14 Dec 2012
Ceram, the international materials technology company, and the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network (Materials KTN), the materials community network, hosted the first UK event around geopolymer...
News - 29 Sep 2010
Geopolymer concrete, an innovative and environmentally-friendly building material developed at Louisiana Tech University's Trenchless Technology Center (TTC), will be featured in a transportation...
News - 21 Sep 2004
University of Melbourne research investigating the building blocks of new environmentally friendly cement, believed to be the future of Engineering, has been strengthened with a Fulbright...
News - 10 Jan 2006
From the most technologically aware city dwellers to remote jungle tribes, almost the entire population of the earth know polymeric materials as plastics. Although some plastics are oven proof and can...