Eco-Efficient Concrete book cover

Eco-Efficient Concrete

Eco-efficient concrete is a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and environmental performance of key concrete types.

Part one discusses the eco-efficiency and life cycle assessment of Portland cement concrete, before part two goes on to consider concrete with supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). Concrete with non-reactive wastes is the focus of part three, including municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) concrete, and concrete with polymeric, construction and demolition wastes (CDW). An eco-efficient approach to concrete carbonation is also reviewed, followed by an investigation in part four of future alternative binders and the use of nano and biotech in concrete production.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Eco-efficient concrete is a technical guide for all professionals, researchers and academics currently or potentially involved in the design, manufacture and use of eco-efficient concrete.

Professionals requiring understanding in eco-efficient concrete; Researchers and engineers within the R&D and production side of concrete manufacture; Civil engineers, undergraduate and post-graduate civil, structural, material and environmental engineering students

Hardbound, 624 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-424-7


  • Eco-efficient concrete, which compiles together reviews of a wide range of technologies and strategies, enables the concrete technologist to be in a better position for producing and developing ecologically friendly concrete., Professor Arnon Bentur, Israel Institute of Technology (from the Foreword)


  • Part 1 Eco-efficiency of Portland cement concrete: Environmental impact of Portland cement production; Low binder intensity eco-efficient concretes; Life cycle assessment (LCA) aspects of concrete. Part 2 Concrete with supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs): Natural pozzolans in eco-efficient concrete; Artificial pozzolans in eco-efficient concrete; Tests to evaluate pozzolanic activity in eco-efficient concrete; Properties of concrete with high volume pozzolans; Influence of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) on concrete durability; Performance of self- compacting concrete (SCC) with high volume SCMs; High volume ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) concrete; Recycled glass concrete. Part 3 Concrete with non-reactive wastes: Municipal solid waste incinerator (MSWI) concrete; Concrete with polymeric wastes; Concrete with construction and demolition wastes (CDW); An eco-efficient approach to concrete carbonation; Concrete with polymers. Part 4 Future alternative binders and use of nano and biotech: Alkali-activated based concrete; Sulfoaluminate cement; Reactive magnesia cement; Nanotechnology for eco-efficient concrete; Biotechconcrete: An innovative approach for concrete with enhanced durability.


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