World’s first public building with structural Geopolymer Concrete

World’s first public building with structural Geopolymer Concrete

Dec 10, 2013 | No Comments

Important news from Australia: The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute (GCI), designed by HASSELL in conjunction with Bligh Tanner and Wagners, is the world’s first building to successfully use geopolymer concrete for structural purposes. The only prior use has been for footpaths by local authorities as a test case. Queensland’s University GCI building with […]

(Video Report) WEBINAR Fall 2013: Geopolymer Web Workshop, Oct. 15-16

(Video Report) WEBINAR Fall 2013: Geopolymer Web Workshop, Oct. 15-16

Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

Recorded Videos of the Free Geopolymer Webinar Fall 2013: Part 1 and Part 2, October 15-16, 2013. We had a strong attendance (ca. 200 registered participants split between the two daily sessions). The videos are genuine tools for those of you who want to learn and increase their knowledge in Geopolymer Science and Technology.   […]

#21 Geopolymer cement review 2013

#21 Geopolymer cement review 2013

Feb 13, 2013 | No Comments

A review on Geopolymer cement, as of January 2013. Prof. Joseph DAVIDOVITS CONTENT 1. Introduction 2. Portland cement chemistry vs Geopolymer cement chemistry   2.1 Alkali-activated materials vs Geopolymer cements.   2.2 User-friendly alkaline-reagents 3. Geopolymer cement categories   3.1 Slag-based geopolymer cement   3.2 Rock-based geopolymer cement   3.3 Fly ash-based geopolymer cements   3.4 Ferro-sialate-based geopolymer cement 4. CO2 […]

‘World first’ production run: 2,500 tonnes of geopolymer

‘World first’ production run: 2,500 tonnes of geopolymer

Sep 6, 2013 | No Comments

The Australian company ROCLA, one of the pioneers in geopolymer precast concrete for commercial production, issued the following news in dec. 2011: In a display of industry-leading technology and innovation, Rocla has recently debuted its latest, award-winning capability – the successful use of geopolymer materials in commercial scale production. While many of its competitors have […]

Report on Geopolymer Camp 2012: State of the Geopolymer 2012 + 24 papers

Report on Geopolymer Camp 2012: State of the Geopolymer 2012 + 24 papers

Sep 6, 2013 | No Comments

The conference Geopolymer Camp 2012, was held on July 9th and 11th 2012 at the IUT, University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. It had 82 registered participants. You will find in the report: three Keynote lectures, the list of 24 small communications and some photos taken during this event. Go to GP-Camp 2012 At the […]

Introduction: developments and applications in geopolymer

Introduction: developments and applications in geopolymer

Feb 13, 2013 | No Comments

Materials for the Third Millennium Think Geopolymer and Geosynthesis! The last few years have seen spectacular technological progress in the development of geosynthesis and geopolymeric applications. New state-of-the-art materials designed with the help of geopolymerisation reactions are opening up new applications and procedures, and transforming ideas that have been taken for granted in inorganic and […]

Report on Geopolymer Camp 2011: State of the Geopolymer 2011 + 19 papers

Report on Geopolymer Camp 2011: State of the Geopolymer 2011 + 19 papers

Sep 3, 2013 | No Comments

The Geopolymer Camp 2011, was held on July 5th and 6th 2011 at the IUT, University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. You will find in the report: two Keynote conferences, the list of 19 small communications and some photos taken during this event. A MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between University of Malaysia at Perlis UniMAP […]

Who is doing research on geopolymers?

Nov 13, 2011 | No Comments

There are now hundreds of labs and institutions throughout the world doing fundamental and applied research on geopolymers. Some of them are listed at Doing research on geopolymers.

Photos from recent Geopolymer events in India

Photos from recent Geopolymer events in India

Sep 3, 2013 | No Comments

The recent Geopolymer events were prepared by Professors C. Antony Jeyasehar and S. Thirugnanasambandan, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608002 Tamilnadu, India. Go to Conference-India – 7. December: International Workshop on Geopolymer Cement and Concrete Geopolymer Cement (chaired by Prof. J. Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute, France) Geopolymer Concrete (chaired by Prof. V.J. Rangan, Curtin University of […]

Indian National News Paper reports on Geopolymer Workshop and Pyramid

Dec 30, 2010 | No Comments

The International Workshop on Geopolymer Cement and Concrete held in Annamalai University, India, December 7, 2010, Geopolymer Conferences calendar 2010, has attracted the attention of the Indian national news paper “The Hindu”, with an article titled:” Imperative to find alternative to cement, says French expert” and a photo showing Annamalai University Vice Chancelor M. Ramanathan […]

Video Tutorial: Geopolymer for Newcomers

Video Tutorial: Geopolymer for Newcomers

Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

Professor Joseph DAVIDOVITS presents his first course for beginners in geopolymer chemistry and applications. ISBN: 9782951482036 Buy your copy of the Video Tutorial at The Geopolymer Shop With your order, you will receive two items: the new edition of the book Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications and a USB memory stick with 5.5 hours of video tutorials (the Geopolymer for […]

Recent press release recommends geopolymer cement

Sep 22, 2008 | No Comments

In a recent report dated of Sept. 8, ClimateChangeCorp strongly recommends geopolymer cement / concrete for its low CO2 emissions. The report cites interviews from cement and geopolymer experts (Prof. J. Davidovits, Dr. P. Duxson, Prof. F. Glaser) as well as Dr. H. Klee, co-ordinator at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, representing the […]

Book: Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 3rd ed.

Book: Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 3rd ed.

Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

By Joseph DAVIDOVITS A Practical and Scientific Approach to Sustainable Development 3rd Edition ISBN: 9782951482050 Buy your copy of the book at The Geopolymer Shop What can be done about the major concerns of our Global Economy on energy, global warming, sustainable development, user-friendly processes, and green chemistry? Here is an important contribution to the mastering […]

First Book on Geopolymers!

Apr 9, 2008 | No Comments

Professor Joseph Davidovits is proud to announce the release of his book entitled: GEOPOLYMER CHEMISTRY AND APPLICATIONS with ca. 590 pages and 26 Chapters. The photo shows the first printing for proof-reading. We expect to get the first exemplars printed for the end of February 2008. The first edition of the book will be sold […]

US Air Force satisfied with geopolymer developments

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

Report from the Air Force Research Laboratory on geopolymer research and developments report project number 9. AFRL is funding and conducting cutting-edge geopolymer research. Both intramural and extramural research has led to the development of new ceramics materials that possess superior properties, leading to more cost-effective choices in the design of future Air Force (AF) […]

Fly Ash based Geopolymer Concrete : 2 new reports from Curtin

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

The geopolymer group at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia (Prof. V. Rangan) has released 2 new reports on Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete. They may be downloaded from our Library. The first report: Report GC 2 is dealing with the long term properties. It has been included in the Technical Paper #17 in the […]

#18: Beams and columns of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete

#18: Beams and columns of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

Curtin Research Report on Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete Reinforced beams and columns by Djwantoro Hardjito and B.Vijaya Rangan Research Report GC 3 (120 pages) (mar. 2006) Faculty of Engineering, Curtin University of Technology Perth, Australia This Research Report describes the behaviour and strength of reinforced low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete structural beams and columns. Earlier, […]

Geopolymer Conference in Thailand, 24-25 May 2006

Sep 3, 2013 | No Comments

The International Conference on Pozzolan, Concrete and Geopolymer, is organized by Khon Kaen University, Sustainable Infrastructure Research and Development Center, (SIRDC), Thai Geopolymer Network Thai Concrete Association and will be held on 24-25 May, 2006 at Sofitel Raja Hotel, Khon Kaen, Thailand. The program on Geopolymer includes : Development of geopolymer Use of different stock […]

Pyramids (2) The evidences

Pyramids (2) The evidences

Aug 10, 2012 | No Comments

The scientific proofs The “Lauer” sample under the optical microscope. This photo shows a sample of the casing from the ascending passage of Kheops great pyramid, given by the French egyptologist Jean-Philippe Lauer in 1982 to J. Davidovits. Now, the cross section is characterised by the presence of organic fibers and air bubbles that do […]

High performance Roman cement and concrete, high durable buildings

High performance Roman cement and concrete, high durable buildings

Apr 2, 2008 | No Comments

The Coliseo, Rome, 2nd C. AD (left) The Pantheon, Rome, 2nd C. AD, inside (center) The Pantheon, Rome, 2nd C. AD, the concrete dome (right). Concrete experts talk today about how to make concrete durable. Many ancient Roman concrete buildings are still in use after more than 2000 years. For these modern concrete experts, the […]

GEO-STRUCTURE: repair and retrofit buildings with fibers

GEO-STRUCTURE: repair and retrofit buildings with fibers

Aug 8, 2012 | No Comments

External repair and structural retrofit for aging infrastructure and aging buildings Infrastructure in the United States such as bridges are degrading due to the corrosion of steel-reinforced concrete by salty water and deicing compounds. A relatively new and little known repair method for concrete and brick structures, consists of externally bonding flexible sheets of fiber […]

Geopolymer cement

Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

There is often confusion between the meaning of the terms “cement” and “concrete”. A cement is a binder whereas concrete is the composite material resulting from the addition of cement to stone aggregates. Cement is sold to companies that make concrete. Geopolymer cement is often mixed up with alkali-activated slag developed since 1956 in Eastern […]

Hazardous and radioactive waste encapsulation treatment

Apr 2, 2008 | No Comments

GEOPOLYTECH: Toxic and Radioactive Waste Management The patented GEOPOLYTECH technology is based on the use of geopolymer binders. The GEOPOLYTECH technology could provide a safe and proven method for the encapsulation and long-term containment of toxic, hazardous, and radioactive sludges from decantation ponds and pasty wastes (filter cakes) from water treatment facilities. The technology is […]

Potential utilizations in Art and Decoration

Apr 2, 2008 | No Comments

Georges Grimal, a French sculptor and painter, stated: Lighting has tremendous importance in sculpture. I call “dramatized sculpture” the idea of developing the sculpture and suitable lighting together. In these, the artist has incorporated light sources into the work itself, allowing the spectator to feel the key-points and sense the finesse in the half-shadow light […]

Pyramid: Cement and Concrete expert agrees!

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

My name is Prof. Mario Collepardi and I am a professor of “Materials Science and Technology” at the Politecnico of Milan, Italy. Yesterday I have seen your interview by Mr. Giacobbo at the “Stargate” program on “La 7″ Italian TV channel. I am very interested to your theory about the building technique used by Egyptians […]

Technical Data Sheet

Dec 21, 2008 | No Comments

Technical Data Sheet for Geopolymeric cement type (Potassium, Calcium) – Poly(sialate-siloxo) / (K,Ca) – (Si-O-Al-O-Si-O-), Si:Al=2:1 Further details in Davidovits’ book, GEOPOLYMER Chemistry & Applications, Part III, Properties, Chapters 15 to 18, GEOCISTEM , GLOBAL WARMING, and also previous papers in the Geopolymer Library. Tested on standard sand mortar prisms: setting: 10 hours at -20°C […]

Innovation and further researches

Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

Prof. Joseph Davidovits presents the road map for the next couple of years on geopolymer science innovation and research, at the 2nd International Congress on Ceramics, Verona, Italy, July 4th, 2008. There is a great need for innovation and therefore further research must be carried out. We have listed below the topics that deserve further […]

#17: Develoment and properties of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete

#17: Develoment and properties of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

Curtin Research Report on Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete Develoment and properties of low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete by Djwantoro Hardjito and B.Vijaya Rangan Research Report GC 1 (103 pages) (dec. 2005), Report GC 2 (107 pages) (mar. 2006) Faculty of Engineering, Curtin University of Technology Perth, Australia From 2001, we have conducted some important research […]

#16: Environmentally Driven Geopolymer Cement Applications

#16: Environmentally Driven Geopolymer Cement Applications

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

Environmentally Driven Geopolymer Cement Applications. by Joseph Davidovits Invited Paper, Geopolymer 2002 International Conference, October 28-29, Melbourne, Australia Environmentally driven geopolymer applications are based on the implementation of (K,Ca)-Poly(sialate-siloxo) / (K,Ca)-Poly(sialate-disiloxo) cements. In industrialized countries (Western countries) emphasis is put on toxic waste (heavy metals) and radioactive waste safe containment. On the opposite, in emerging […]

#10: From ancient concretes to Geopolymers

#10: From ancient concretes to Geopolymers

Mar 25, 2008 | No Comments

Arts et Métiers Magazine N°180, Sept. 1993: From ancient concretes to geopolymer “Des bétons antiques au géopolymère” ( in English, en Français ) This paper has been adapted from an article written for the general audience by two independent French journalists. It outlines the story of geopolymer and his inventor Prof. Joseph Davidovits . Click […]