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Historical Aspects and Overview

AuthorsProvis, John L.; Duxson, Peter; Kavalerona, Elena; Krivenko, Pavel V.; Pan, Zhihua; Puertas, Francisca; Deventer, J. S. J. van
KeywordsCoal gangue
Blast furnace slag
Cement kiln dust
Ordinary portland cement
Portland cement
Issue Date2014
PublisherSpringer
CitationAlkali Activated Materials: 11-57 (2014)
SeriesRILEM State Art Reports
13
AbstractCement and concrete are critical to the world economic system; the construction sector as a whole contributed US$3.3 trillion to the global economy in 2008 [1]. The fraction of this figure which is directly attributable to materials costs varies markedly from country to country – particularly between developing and developed countries. Worldwide production of cement in 2008 was around 2.9 billion tonnes [2], making it one of the highest-volume commodities produced worldwide. Concrete is thus the second-most used commodity in the world, behind only water [3]. It is noted that there are certainly applications for cement-like binders beyond concrete production, including tiling grouts, adhesives, sealants, waste immobilisation matrices, ceramics, and other related areas; these will be discussed in more detail in Chaps. 12 and 13, while the main focus of this chapter will be large-scale concrete production.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7672-2_2
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/181359
DOI10.1007/978-94-007-7672-2_3
ISBN978-94-007-7671-5
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