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Smart Structures and Systems
  Volume 24, Number 3, September 2019 , pages 415-425

Reduction of cement consumption by producing smart green concretes with natural zeolites
Nguyen Thoi Trung, Nima Alemi, James H. Haido, Mahdi ShariatiSeyedata Baradaran and Salim T. Yousif

    This study was carried out to evaluate the natural zeolite in producing green concrete as an effort to prevent global warming and environmental impact problems of cement industries. To achieve this target, two types of natural zeolites applied to study physical, chemical and compressive strength of concrete containing different percentages of zeolites. The results in comparison with control samples indicate that compressive strength of zeolites mixes increases with the 15% replacement of zeolite instead of cement in all types of samples. In the water-cement ratio of 0.6, results showed an increase in the compressive strength of all percentages of replacement. This results indicate that using natural zeolites could be produced a green concrete by a huge reduction and saving in the consumption of cement.
Key Words
    cement; natural zeolite; green concrete; compressive strength
Nguyen Thoi Trung: Division of Computational Mathematics and Engineering, Institute for Computational Science,
Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam;
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Nima Alemi: Faculty of Engineering, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
James H. Haido: Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Mahdi Shariati: Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Viet Nam
Seyedata Baradaran: Department of Civil Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Shabestar Branch, Shabestar, Iran
Salim T. Yousif: Department of civil engineering, Al-Qalam University College, Kirkuk, Iraq

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