Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 5th Ed

Author(s): Joseph Davidovits

Science & Ecology

What can be done about the major concerns of our Global Economy on high costs of energy, global warming, sustainable development, user-friendly processes, and green chemistry? Here is an important contribution to the mastering of these phenomena of the twenty first century.

There are two main purposes in preparing this book: it is an introduction to the subject of geopolymers for the newcomer to the field, for students, and a reference for additional information. Background details on structure, properties, characterization, synthesis, chemistry applications are included. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography of the relevant published literature including patents. The industrial applications of geopolymers with engineering procedures and design of processes are also covered in this book.

It is a textbook, a reference book instead of being a collection of scientific papers. The book holds: 680 pages, 28 chapters, 119 tables, 343 figures and pictures, 75 patents, 740 references, 905 authors cited in references.

Written by the inventor and founder of geopolymer science, Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications covers:

  • -The mineral polymer concept: silicones and geopolymers
  • -Macromolecular structure of natural silicates and aluminosilicates
  • -Scientific Tools, X-rays, FTIR, NMR
  • -The synthesis of mineral geopolymers
    • --Poly(siloxonate) and polysilicate, soluble silicate, Si: Al=1:0
    • --Chemistry of (Na, K)-oligo-sialates: hydrous alumino-silicate gels and zeolites
    • --Kaolinite / Hydrosodalite-based geopolymer, poly(sialate) Si: Al=1:1
    • --Metakaolin MK-750-based geopolymer, poly(sialate-siloxo) Si: Al=2:1
    • --Calcium-based geopolymer, (Ca, K, Na)-sialate, Si: Al=1, 2, 3
    • --Rock-based geopolymer, poly(sialate-multisiloxo) 1
    • --Silica-based geopolymer, sialate link and siloxo link in poly(siloxonate) Si: Al>5
    • --Fly ash-based geopolymer
    • --Ferro-sialate geopolymer
    • --Phosphate-based geopolymer
    • --Organic-mineral geopolymer
  • -Properties: physical, chemical and long-term durability
  • -Applications
    • --Quality controls
    • --Development of user-friendly systems
    • --How to quantify and develop formulas
    • --Castable geopolymer, industrial and decorative applications
    • --Geopolymer - fiber composites
    • --Foamed geopolymer
    • --Geopolymers in ceramic processing
    • --Manufacture of geopolymer cement
    • --Geopolymer concrete
    • --Geopolymers in toxic and radioactive waste management.


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  • : 9782954453118
  • : Geopolymer Institute
  • : Geopolymer Institute
  • : February 2020
  • : 24.00 cmmm X 15.20 cmmm X 4.30 cmmm
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  • : Joseph Davidovits
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