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Geopolymers

Geopolymers are materials which are rapidly finding interest in industry because they are 90% less polluting than conventional portland cement. They're made by reacting aluminosilicate materials with alkaline solutions in the presence of a reaction promoter.We're examining new geopolymers made from Australian-based minerals, such as zeolites and clays.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering
Research centre(s)

Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Research and development of novel building materials using Australian natural minerals

This project will explore the potentials of local natural minerals and waste products for developing next-generation, high-quality precast panels that impose a high cost environmental footprint.Our research will:advance fundamental knowledge of natural mineralsreduce building industry dependence on lower-quality imported productsexpedite local manufacturing of energy efficient solutions for building facades, roofs and wall systems.Use of precast panels speeds up construction, reduces on site defects, construction times, scaffolding and site labour costs. These advantages contribute to increased productivity in the building industry. …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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