The first Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete will take place on June 23rd – 25th 2015 at the. The Swiss Tech Convention Center
The most promising route to improving the sustainability of Cement & Concrete is to blend Portland Cement Clinker with substitution materials often referred to as Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs). However supplies of the most common SCMs, which are slag and fly ash are quiet limited compared to the worldwide production of cement. Calcined Clays are the most promising source of additional SCMs which can make a substantial contribution to lowering further the environmental impact of Cement & Concrete This conference aims to bring together scientific studies and first experiences of the application of Calcined Clays in Cement and Concrete for the first time.

Topics will include

  • Influence of processing on reactivity of Calcined Clays
  • Geology of clays for calcination
  • Portland – Calcined Clay systems:
  • Hydration, Durability, Performance
  • Portland – Calcined Clay – Limestone systems
  • Hydration, Durability, Performance
  • Calcined Clay – Alkali systems
  • Life cycle analysis, Economics and environmental impact of use of
  • Calcined Clays in cement and concrete
  • Field Applications

The full programme is available at:

http://lowcarboncement.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Conference-leaflet-Calcined-Clays1.pdf

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