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Water Hyacinth-Cement Composites as Pollutant Element Fixers
Año:2019
Áreas de investigación
  • Caracteristicas de los materiales
Datos
Descripción
Water hyacinth (WH) or Eichhornia crassipes is one of the 100 most dangerous invasive species in the world. Currently, WH has enormous negative impacts on various ecosystems, and its eradication poses a seemingly impossible challenge. Physical extraction has been found to be an adequate process for controlling the spread of WH, but sustainable waste management of WH has not been achieved due to its ability to absorb pollutants. In this study, preliminary research on the possibility of using water hyacinth root ash (WHRA) as an alternative to pozzolans in cement matrices in order to fix these pollutants is presented. Characterization of the samples was carried out by XRF, SEM, BSE, EDX, ICP-OES, XRD and FTIR. A complete study of the pozzolanic activity and hydrated products of WHRA was conducted. Mechanical characterization of 25% replacement mortars was evaluated, and a pollutant fixed/leaching characterization was made. The results indicate that WHRA reacts with calcium ions and other pollutants. Thus, WHRA?cement mortars can be utilized as a green method of fixing the pollutants present in WHRA. The incorporation of WHRA is suitable as a cement addition for non-structural constructive elements, such as pavements or precast products. WHRA?cement composite is a low-cost, greener material, which promotes the reuse of waste and pollutant elimination.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Waste And Biomass Valorization
ISSN
1877-2641
Factor de impacto JCR
2,358
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2018
Volumen
DOI
10.1007/s12649-019-00674-1
Número de revista
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Participantes
  • Autor: Adela Salas Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria del Mar Barbero Barrera (UPM)
  • Autor: M. Isabel Sánchez-Rojas (Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Instituto Eduardo Torroja)
  • Autor: Eloy Asensio (Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Instituto Eduardo Torroja)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Arquitectura Bioclimática en un entorno sostenible-ABIO
  • Departamento: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
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