Concrete is the construction material most widely used in the world and the huge volumes produced every year have a high im-pact on environment. In this context, there is a growing interest in developing green cementitious materials able to address the ecological issues. This work focuses on the feasibility of using biochar, the solid by-product resulting from biomass pyrolysis, as carbon sequestrating additive in cementitious materials, with the aim of not diminishing their structural performance or even ob-taining enhanced mechanical properties. Since biochar is mainly composed by carbon, it is able to capture and store carbon in buildings - in a stable form - for decades. Furthermore, biochar is usually disposed of as waste; thus, its employment in the build-ing industry would promote waste reutilization, by increasing the recycling rate. In order to assess the structural efficiency of bio-char-added cementitious materials, their mechanical properties are here properly investigated.

Development of sustainable cementitious materials by using biochar / Belletti, B.; Bernardi, P.; Fornoni, P.; Malcevschi, A.; Sirico, A.. - (2021). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Italian Concrete Days (ICD) 2020 tenutosi a Napoli (Italy) nel April, 14-17 2021.

Development of sustainable cementitious materials by using biochar

Belletti B.;Bernardi P.
;
Malcevschi A.;Sirico A.
2021

Abstract

Concrete is the construction material most widely used in the world and the huge volumes produced every year have a high im-pact on environment. In this context, there is a growing interest in developing green cementitious materials able to address the ecological issues. This work focuses on the feasibility of using biochar, the solid by-product resulting from biomass pyrolysis, as carbon sequestrating additive in cementitious materials, with the aim of not diminishing their structural performance or even ob-taining enhanced mechanical properties. Since biochar is mainly composed by carbon, it is able to capture and store carbon in buildings - in a stable form - for decades. Furthermore, biochar is usually disposed of as waste; thus, its employment in the build-ing industry would promote waste reutilization, by increasing the recycling rate. In order to assess the structural efficiency of bio-char-added cementitious materials, their mechanical properties are here properly investigated.
Development of sustainable cementitious materials by using biochar / Belletti, B.; Bernardi, P.; Fornoni, P.; Malcevschi, A.; Sirico, A.. - (2021). ((Intervento presentato al convegno Italian Concrete Days (ICD) 2020 tenutosi a Napoli (Italy) nel April, 14-17 2021.
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