Waste to Wealth (W2W): A total solution for municipal solid waste incinerated ash in geopolymer concrete

Project description

Proper management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is one of the important requirements/ responsibilities for a healthy environment of future generation. The proposed project aims at utilizing the MSW incinerated (MSWI) products as secondary raw materials in geopolymer concrete, thereby converting these wastes into wealth (W2W). This also helps in satisfying the demand for raw materials in infrastructure industries. The main aim of the research program is to develop treatment methods for MSWI bottom ash with minimum energy usage and to utilize 100% of the MSWI ash as a secondary raw material in concrete production.

Project is hosted at University of Oulu (Finland) in collaboration with TU Delft (The Netherlands), University of Lisbon (Portugal) and University of Cambridge (UK).

Keywords: MSWI, Bottom ash, Fly ash, Granulation, Aggregate, Cement, Alkali activation, Geopolymer
Project duration: 1.09.2020 to 31.08.2022
Funded by H2020-MSCA-IF (EU)
Funding amount 202 680,96 €
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W2W is selected to be displayed in the online exhibition, “Science is wonderful, 2020” organized by EU (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions), 22 Sep – 24 Sep. It's a good opportunity to know science behind the innovations, watch it out: web link. Look for “Art out of waste: build it up!”, under the category “Environment and Geosciences” to know about the science of W2W, Meet you live!!!

Science Is Wonderful



Have a look at our project video (on You Tube):

Waste To Wealth


Viimeksi päivitetty: 25.9.2020