Emerging sustainable solutions for depollution: Geopolymers

Nilofar Asim, Mohammad Alghoul, Masita Mohammad, Mohamad Hassan Amin, M. Akhtaruzzaman, Nowshad Amin, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

Air pollution and water pollution are critical issues because they negatively affect ecosystem and human health, as well as affecting buildings and industries. Utilizing photocatalysts that rely on light irradiation to decompose pollutants is a promising solution to this issue. Geopolymers, when used as a green substitute for cement and other engineered materials, can be synthesized using different agricultural and industrial wastes. These materials exhibit synergies in the depollution process and can be regarded as cost effective and novel in the context of removing organic pollution from water and air to protect and improve the environment. Geopolymer catalytic performance is closely linked to the composition, microstructure, and preparation method of the geopolymer. This review investigates the types of geopolymers and catalysts and their corresponding preparation methods and performances. The limitations of these products and future works are also detailed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-548
Number of pages9
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2019

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Geopolymers
Industrial Waste
Agricultural wastes
Water pollution
Industrial wastes
Photocatalysts
Air pollution
Ecosystems
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Pollution
Health
Irradiation
Microstructure
Catalysts
Water
Air
Chemical analysis
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Industry

Keywords

  • Buildings
  • Catalyst
  • Depollution
  • Geopolymers
  • Sustainable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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Emerging sustainable solutions for depollution : Geopolymers. / Asim, Nilofar; Alghoul, Mohammad; Mohammad, Masita; Amin, Mohamad Hassan; Akhtaruzzaman, M.; Amin, Nowshad; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

In: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 199, 28.02.2019, p. 540-548.

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