Concrete greater consumption in construction due to its high strength releases greenhouse gas emissions both directly and indirectly. In order to reduce the effects of global warming, this research work objective is to construct concrete that can absorb carbon dioxide without affecting strength and life span of concrete structures. Therefore to absorb CO2, Zeolite is added to cement which would help CO2 absorption from environment and hence decrease the overall CO2 content. Moreover concrete has heavy weight and has higher thermal conductivity. Efforts are made in order to make concrete lighter and energy efficient. Introducing foam material in form of polystyrene beads can decrease its density as well as make it energy efficient as its insulation properties will be enhanced. The blocks will be tested for Tension, Compression, and Thermal Insulation as well for CO2 absorption. Addition of zeolite for absorption of CO2 and EPS beads for Insulation properties is an innovative approach and helps in a cleaner and healthier environment.
M Fawad Gul: Research Student, Center for Advance studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
Qazi Sami Ullah: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.
Umair Khan: Research Student, Center for Advance studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar
Iftikhar Ahmed: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Energy Research Center, Comsats University Islamabad, Lahore Campus.
Hayat Khan: Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.
M Fawad Gul Qazi Sami Ullah Umair Khan Iftikhar Ahmed and Hayat Khan Energy Efficient and CO2 Absorbing Concrete Material International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 6 Issue 07 PP. 224-227 July 2019
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