Special Issue "Cement, Gypsum, and Lime Composites: Methods, Models, Kinetics, and Recent Advances"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2022 | Viewed by 5437
Interests: thermal analysis; thermogravimetry; differential scanning calorimetry concrete; cement composites; modeling; kinetics
In the light of climate change, energy, and sustainability challenges, there is an urgent need to find ways to manage the increasing global demand for cement, which is used for the preparation of the most popular construction material: concrete. Thus, research efforts are of importance that aim at least to partially replace cement, or to replace cement fully in some specific applications with other building materials, e.g., gypsum, lime, geopolymers; or to reduce CO2 emissions from its production.
This Special Issue (SI) on “Cement, Gypsum, and Lime Composites: Methods, Models, Kinetics, and Recent Advances” is dedicated to progress in the design, manufacture, analyzing methods, applications, and performance of composites consisting of at least one of the mentioned traditional binders and their possible combinations in advanced applications, with emphasis on environmentally friendly solutions. More specifically, this SI covers composites prepared with the utilization of conventionally used supplementary cementitious materials (ground granulated blast furnace slag, fly ash, silica fume, metakaolin, or e.g. ceramic waste), and newly developed composites, as well as advances in analytical techniques (isothermal calorimetry, X-ray powder diffraction, thermal analysis, scanning electron microscopy, mercury intrusion porosimetry) used for analysis and interpretation of hydration and hardening mechanisms of beforementioned composites.
Please kindly consider this invitation to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Original research articles, review articles, and short communications are all welcome.
Dr. Lenka Scheinherrová
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- cement composites
- gypsum composites
- lime composites
- thermal analysis
- materials characterization