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Concrete solutions to aging bridges

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), this state leads the nation in the number of bridges classified as "structurally deficient."

dateFeb 24, 2015 in Engineering
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Research spawns eco-friendly cement substitute

When he was a Ph.D. student in the University of Arizona Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, David Stone won a student innovation competition with the invention of an eco-friendly substitute ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Engineering
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Researchers give unstable soils a carpeting

A new, more environmentally-friendly practice for soil strengthening, using recycled carpet, could see the construction industry substantially decrease its carbon footprint thanks to research from the UTS ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Environment
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How to make stronger, 'greener' cement

Concrete is the world's most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Materials Science
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Fly ash builds green cement mixture

An eco-friendly cement, known as Alkali Pozzolan Cement (APC), containing a mixture of fly ash, dry lime powder and sodium sulphate under specific scaffolding conditions has been developed by Curtin University ...

dateSep 17, 2014 in Engineering
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A new, greener cement to meet future demand

An EPFL-led consortium is developing a new blend of cement that promises to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 40%. Now it has received financial backing from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Engineering
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Why cement tends to thicken

Researchers at the ETH Zurich have unraveled the microscopic mechanism behind shear thickening: the increase in viscosity with speed observed for dense particle suspensions under flow. The study has a direct ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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