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Geopolymers and Other Geosynthetics

Edited by Mazen Alshaaer

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University


Han-Yong Jeon

Inha University

Geopolymers are applied to material classes that are chemically transformed from low crystallinity aluminusilicates to three-dimensional inorganic polymers (tectosilicates). The resulting material has properties similar to natural minerals, so it is called artificial rock. However, these materials exhibit a chemical composition and mineralogical structure similar to feldspar, feldspathoidal, and zeolites consisting of a polymeric Si–O– Al framework, with a microcrystalline or an amorphous structure. Although geopolymers have attractive engineering and environmental characteristics, there are some challenges in commercializing these materials. In this book, these challenges will be addressed along with introducing the functional geopolymers as an effective approach to commercializing these materials and making them economically feasible.

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Geopolymers and Other GeosyntheticsEdited by Mazen Alshaaer

Published: February 26th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79204

ISBN: 978-1-78985-539-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-176-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-540-1

Copyright year: 2020

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4467 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

2 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Case Studies of Functional Geopolymers

By Mazen Alshaaer


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2. Advanced Geopolymerization Technology

By Sudhir Sitaram Amritphale, Pooja Bhardwaj and Rainy Gupta


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3. Summary of Some Selected Characterization Methods of Geopolymers

By Dattaguru Ananthapadmanaban


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4. Geopolymer Bricks Using Iron Ore Tailings, Slag Sand, Ground Granular Blast Furnace Slag and Fly Ash

By Raghunandan Kumar, Pranab Das, M.  Beulah and H.R. Arjun


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5. Utilization of Iron Ore Mines Waste as Civil Construction Material through Geopolymer Reactions

By Pranab Das, Beulah Matcha, Nabil Hossiney, Mothi Krishna Mohan, Anirban Roy and Arun Kumar


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6. Survey of Bauxite Resources, Alumina Industry and the Prospects of the Production of Geopolymer Composites from the Resulting by-product

By Sékou Traoré, A. Diarra, O. Kourouma and D.L. Traoré


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7. Thermal Evolution of Geopolymer in the Process of High-Temperature Treatment

By Jingkun Yuan, Peigang He and Dechang Jia


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8. Review of Sustainable Geosynthetic Development Trend with Environmental Adaptive and Eco-Environmental Performances Point of View

By Han-Yong Jeon


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9. Analysis of the Creep and the Influence on the Modulus Improvement Factor (MIF) in Polyolefin Geocells Using the Stepped Isothermal Method

By Juan Carlos Ruge, Julian Gonzalo Gomez and Carlos Andres Moreno


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10. The Assessment Strategy for Selecting and Evaluating Geoenvironmental Remediation

By Meshari Almutairi


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