Smart Geopolymers
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funding type Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
programme ERA-MIN 2019
acronym/
reference
SMART-G
alternative reference ERA-MIN/0001/2019
research group(s) 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2020-12-01 - 2022-11-30 ( 24 Months )
abstract/
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The project aims at the development,production, and demonstration of light weight, fire resistantcomponentsfortheconstructionindustry.Industrialresidueswillbevalorised andviageopolymerizationturnedintofireresistantmaterials.Thewasteenvisionedis 'bauxite residue (or red mud)', bricks and tiles from construction and demolishing waste, and fly ash from biomass incineration. Today, these wastes are orlandfilled, or downcycled.Inthisproject,thedifferentwastestreamswillbecombinedintheright proportions,afterphysico-chemicalpre-treatment.Thismixtureisthenmoltenand quenchedasakindofslag.Theresultisagoodprecursorforgeopolymers(oralkali activatedcements).Theblendingensurestheconstantcompositionandqualityofthe precursor. As such a new value chain/business model will be developed for the demolishing/constructionbusiness.Forasuccessfulcontinuationaftertheproject,this valuechainwillbestudiedindetail.Toallowtheproductionofcomplexshapes,afire-resistant paste for 3Dprintingof objects will be developed. The final application envisagedinthisprojectwillbeinsulatingpanels.Thepanelscanbeusedasnon-flammableinsulatingmaterialforbuildingsorforconcreteprotectionintunnels.The technologyiscurrentlyataTRLof4andwillberaisedtowards8.Astheslagproduced hasaveryconstantquality,itwillalsobeavaluableprecursorforotherhigh-end applications, like a dry repair concrete or for the matrix of textile reinforced cements.AnovelhighLightReflectanceValue(LRV)photocatalyticpaintwillbeappliedasa surfacecoatingonthefire-resistantcomponenttoenhancethefiresafetyandtoactas aircleaningagent(oxidizingpollutants).Thephotocatalyticpaintcanalsoworkina tunnel, where the panels could be used to protect the concrete structure. A demonstration about the fire resistance will be performed on real scale.
coordinator
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Rui Miguel Novais
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Vrije Universiteit Brussel
partner institution(s) University of Aveiro(Portugal); MNLT Innovations GP(Greece); Cracow University of Technology(Poland); Przedsi?biorstwo Budowlano-Produkcyjne ??gprzem Sp. z o.o(Poland); IESL/FORTH(Greece); ResourceFull(Belgium); Mytilineos S.A.(Greece)
industrial partner(s) yes
international partner(s) yes
total budget 1.085.926€
ciceco budget 149.973€
project code 3.50.232
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