Concrete industry, environment issue, and green concrete: A review

A., Omar and Khairunisa, Muthusamy Concrete industry, environment issue, and green concrete: A review. Construction, 2 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2785-8731. (Published)

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Concrete is the second most utilized substance around the world behind the water. The aim of this paper is to review the environmental effect of concrete industry. It has been found that the environmental impact of concrete industry is severe in various environmental categories as global warming, depletion of ozone layer, and acidification of soil and water bodies. Moreover, concrete industry affects ecosystems and alters hydrogeological and hydrological systems. Green concrete has become increasingly popular among researchers and academics in recent years, although it is still in its infancy. This article examines the environmental impact of waste materials such as fly ash, silica fume, and slag as partial or complete replacements for cement, and of waste and recycled material as aggregates. It shows that the negative environmental effect of the concrete industry can be minimized by using these waste materials in the concrete production.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete Industry; Environmental Issue; Green Concrete, Environmental Pollution; Concrete Prodution
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 02:48
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 02:48
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