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Title: Chemical and mechanical properties of geopolymer concrete incorporated with cigarette filters
Authors: Saba, Marianne 
Kontoleon, Karolos J.
Zervas, Efthimios
Bachawati, Makram El 
Affiliations: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
Part of: IOP Conference Series. Earth and Environmental Science, Vol. 899
Start page: 1
End page: 9
Conference: International Conference on Environmental Design ( 2nd : 23-24 Oct, 2021 : Athens, Greece )
Smoking epidemics have increased the number of smokers around the globe. Moreover, the world urbanization steadily increases. As a result, environmental problems are exacerbated by the proliferation of combustible and electronic cigarettes and the cement invasion of permeable spaces. Therefore, sustainable construction/building materials that use recycled ingredients like cigarette filters are worth considering. This paper assesses and compares, for the first time in the literature, the chemical and mechanical properties of geopolymer concrete substituted by 0, 10, 15, and 20% by weight of cigarette filters. Results have shown that the higher the amount of cigarette filters, the lower the mechanical strength. However, the results also indicate that the geopolymerization reaction is still in progress as the compressive strength of all aged samples is still increasing.
ISSN: 17551307
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/899/1/012043
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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