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Eco-Efficient Concrete - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857094247, 9780857098993

Eco-Efficient Concrete

1st Edition

Editors: F Pacheco-Torgal S Jalali J Labrincha V M John
eBook ISBN: 9780857098993
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857094247
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 4th February 2013
Page Count: 624
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Table of Contents

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.


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.

Key Features

  • The first part of the book examines the eco-efficiency and life cycle assessment of Portland cement concrete
  • Chapters in the second part of the book consider concrete with supplementary cementitious materials, including properties and performance
  • Reviews the eco-efficient approach to concrete carbonation


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


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"Practising engineers....would undoubtedly find it to be an interesting glimpse into the future for concrete materials".

Ian Sims, director of RSK Environment Ltd, UK for the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials, Volume 167 Issue 5, 2014

"…this book adds new technologies and strategies aimed at providing and maintaining ecologically acceptable concrete and its derivatives…This indexed book will appeal not only to concrete product developers, researchers and teachers of concrete technology, but also to those with a materials curiosity about concrete."

Peter Hewlett, University of Dundee for Magazine of Concrete Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2014

"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)

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About the Editors

F Pacheco-Torgal

F Pacheco-Torgal

F.Pacheco Torgal is a Principal Investigator at C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho. He holds the Counsellor title of the Portuguese Engineers Association. Authored almost 350 publications some that were cited by Highly Cited authors (SCI h-index>60) and in high impact factor journals like Nature Reviews Mat. (IF=52), Nature Energy (IF=47), Progress in Mater. Science (I.F=24), Physics Reports (IF=20) and Nature Climate Change (I.F=19). Citations received in ISI WoS journals-2819 (h-index=29), citations received in Scopus journals- 3580 (h-index=31). Citations prediction for the year 2029 (around 5.500 citations on WoS, 7.500 on Scopus (already has 7000 MR, h=45) and 16.000 citations on scholar google). Member of the editorial board of 9 international journals, 4 referenced on the Web of Science and three referenced on Scopus. Grant assessor for several scientific institutions in 14 countries, UK, US, Netherlands, China, France, Australia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, UA.Emirates, Poland and also the EU Commission. Invited reviewer for 133 international journals for which he reviewed so far almost 900 papers. Lead Editor of 19 international books (9 being on the Master Book List of Web of Science).

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, C-TAC Research Centre, University of Minho, Portugal

S Jalali

Said Jalali is former Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Minho, and is an acknowledged expert on building materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Minho, Portugal

J Labrincha

João Labrincha is Associate Professor in the Materials and Ceramics Engineering Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and member of the CICECO research unit. He has registered 22 patent applications, and has published over 170 papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Aveiro, Portugal

V M John

Vanderley M. John is Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of San Paulo, Brazil