The production of low energy cements

Thomas Harrison, Martyn Roderick Jones, David Lawrence

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Abstract

Rising levels of ‘greenhouse’ gases in the atmosphere, and the associated increase in temperature of the environment are potentially able to alter the ability of the planet to support present life forms. These greenhouse gases are characterised by showing radiation absorption bands in the infrared region of the spectrum; examples are carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, NOx and chlorofluorocarbons. The most important greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide-due to the volume produced. While there are still some who question the validity of the accepted mechanism of global warming, most of the scientific community find that greenhouse gases result in an increased temperature for the Earth’s troposphere.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete
EditorsPeter C. Hewlett, Martin Liska
PublisherButterworth-Heinemann
Chapter8
Pages341-361
Number of pages21
Edition5
ISBN (Electronic)9780081007730
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Chlorofluorocarbons
  • Global warming
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Hydro-electricity
  • Petcoke
  • Tidal power

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    Harrison, T., Jones, M. R., & Lawrence, D. (2019). The production of low energy cements. In P. C. Hewlett, & M. Liska (Eds.), Lea's Chemistry of Cement and Concrete (5 ed., pp. 341-361). Butterworth-Heinemann. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100773-0.00008-3