Geopolymer concrete - Uses and benefits

The prime ingredients of geopolymers are silicon and aluminium produced with thermally operated natural materials (namely kaolinite) or industrial byproducts (e.g. fly ash or slab) and an alkaline driving solution which hydrates these materials into molecular chains and networks to develop solidified binder. It is also defined as alkali-activated cement or inorganic polymer cement.

Composition of Geopolymer Concrete

This type of concrete is formed with the following materials:

  • Fly ash – A byproduct of thermal power plant
  • GGBS – A byproduct of steel plant
  • Fine aggregates and coarse aggregates as necessary for normal concrete.