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Hopes build for eco-concrete

Hopes build for eco-concrete

作者:燕攴之  时间:2019-03-01 06:07:00  人气:

By Rachel Nowak in Melbourne THE cluster of beige corrugated-iron sheds and silos don’t look like much, but this unassuming factory in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, represents a potential revolution in greenhouse gas emissions. It’s the first commercial enterprise in the world dedicated to transforming waste from power stations and blast furnaces into geopolymer concrete, a particularly promising green concrete. The factory, owned by the company Zeobond, is due to start operations in February. Unlike with regular concrete the chemical reactions that form this polymer-based alternative don’t give off carbon dioxide or require high temperatures,