Concrete repair materials, polymers and green chemistry—how far synergistic are they?

Author(s): Anjan K. Chatterjee
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 315- 316
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

Repair, restoration and renewal are unavoidable measures in extending the service life of concrete structures. The materials used, to start with, were based on Portland Cement in the form of mortars, concrete, shotcrete, etc. Because of their intrinsic deficiencies in many instances of actual repairs, there has been a preferred shift towards total or partial substitution of Portland Cement with polymeric or monomeric binders. In the process a significant departure is observed from the demands of green chemistry and associated sustainability requirements. This article is an attempt to highlight this issue along with the emerging corrective strategies to synergize the repairs systems with green chemistry.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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