Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160104149 [ 2016-06-30 - 2020-06-30 ]

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Researchers: Dr Zuhua Zhang (Chief Investigator) ,  Prof Hao Wang (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof Caijun Shi (Partner Investigator) ,  Prof John Provis (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Development of Viable Geopolymer. This project aims to improve the manufacture of geopolymer. Geopolymer (‘green cement’) is produced by alkali activation of fly ash and is a sustainable, low carbon dioxide alternative to conventional cement. Evaluation of raw materials and ensuring reliable performance are critical issues in geopolymer manufacture. The project aims to understand the geopolymerisation process and the behaviour of fly ash and activator in the process. It plans to establish a reactivity index to quantitatively evaluate fly ash and match it with activator to achieve efficient activation with predictable properties. The project is expected to result in a scientific tool to assess fly ash suitability and a method to design and produce viable geopolymers.

Funding Amount $340,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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