Zero-CO2 cement concept via phase-separated nano-glass

In this research we combine high-level NMR research competence to the characterization of nanostructured glasses and cementitious materials to study low-CO2 cement binders.

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University of Oulu

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Emerging research project on the focus area Sustainable materials and systems
Focus institute: Kvantum
Faculty: Technology

Cement is the third largest anthropogenic CO2 emitter, with 8% share of total emissions. Alternative binders are actively developed in order to reduce global cement CO2 emissions to zero or below by 2050 as necessitated by climate predictions. In this research we combine high-level NMR research competence to the characterization of nanostructured glasses and cementitious materials to study low-CO2 cement binders. Advanced NMR and MRI methods will be used to study the microstructure of alternative cementitious materials, their reactivity and porosity of the final material. Project is done in collaboration between Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit in the Faculty of Technology and NMR Research Unit, in the Faculty of Science, enabling unique cross-disciplinary approach.

Doctoral Researcher Jing Li
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Keywords: NMR, Cement, Glass, Supplementary cementitious material