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Sustainable Concrete

Hosam Saleh

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Dr. Saleh has more than 20 years of experience in hazardous waste management with an emphasis on treatment and developing new matrixes for the immobilization of these wastes. He has been selected among the top 2% of scientists in the world according to the Stanford University report for 2020.


Cement Cement Kiln Dust Nanomaterials Silica Fume Lightweight Concrete Bricks Municipal Waste Polymer Wastes Compressive Strength Durability Porosity Tensile Strength

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Concrete is a major material used widely in building and construction applications worldwide; hence, it plays a significant role in the global construction sector. Usually, more than two-thirds of the concrete consists of aggregates used as filler additives; these aggregates are generally natural components blended with cement. Cement is a major component of concrete and a key mechanical property of specific applications of concrete. In construction applications, cement present solely or as a composite with other materials to improve the workability, durability, strength, weight, and shrinkage. Sand is the most prevalent material used as filler composition of mortar and concrete; it can reduce the pores and voids of concrete in presence of other large aggregates.

To preserve the environment and consequently to save human health, great efforts and several studies were made to use sustainable techniques for the production of eco-friendly concrete. Industrial or municipal wastes were incorporated in concrete to conserve natural resources, reduce the cost of building materials, and eliminate the risk of the harmful impact of this waste.

Several materials, including the virgin and recycled types, have been utilized extensively as additive material with cement for achieving more favorable utilities and concrete of high compressive strength.

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Hosam Saleh

Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority

Hosam Saleh is a Professor of radioactive waste management at the Radioisotope Department, Atomic Energy Authority, Egypt. He was awarded with MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Cairo University. Saleh has more than 20 years of experience in hazardous waste management with an emphasis on treatment and developing new matrixes for immobilization of these wastes. He is also interested in studying innovative economic and environment-friendly techniques for the management of hazardous and radioactive wastes. He authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers and chapters, and served as a Book Editor of several books related to international publishers. He is also a reviewer, an Editor in Chief or Associate Editor for different journals as well as a member of the Technical Program Committee for international conferences. He gained the Scientific Encouragement Award from Atomic Energy Authority (2013), Encouragement Prize in Advanced Technical Sciences from the Academy of Scientific Research (2014). He has been selected among the top 2% scientist in world according to Stanford University report for 2020.

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