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Future of clay-based construction materials – A review

Shubbar, AAF, Sadique, MM, Kot, P and Atherton, W (2019) Future of clay-based construction materials – A review. Construction and Building Materials, 210. pp. 172-187. ISSN 0950-0618

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Sustainability in the manufacture of different construction materials raises many important issues. Nowadays, there is increasing demand for such materials to be produced using environmentally friendly, low energy consuming production methods. This paper presents a review of the current research relating to the use of various production techniques for clay-based construction materials. The techniques which will be reviewed are: blending and stabilising, alkali activation (geopolymerisation) and the use of microwave heating as an innovative sintering, curing and drying method. The advantages and disadvantages of each technique will be discussed. Additionally, a comparison between the environmental and economic aspects of the studied production techniques along with some suggestions to improve the sustainability of different production techniques will be discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering, 1202 Building
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Civil Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 11:29
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 11:36
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.03.206
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10375

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