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Novel geopolymer materials incorporating red mud

 

Investigator: Sebastian Schulte (Bachelor Student) Sebastian Schulte

 

Betreuer: Nicoletta Toniolo, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini


The goal of this research project is to develop environment-friendly alternatives to portland cement with the capability to recycle different industrial waste by-products that are currently not recycled. One of these industrial residues is red mud, a waste by-product of the aluminium production, wich possesses environmental hazards because it is highly alkaline and therefore should be recycled. Until now there are many studies regarding geopolymers based on fly ash, so in this project red mud is added to the fly ash and the developed geopolymer will be characterized regarding its mechanical properties. Furthermore different activator solution molarities will be tested to optimize the mechanical properties of the geopolymer.