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Cements and Carbon Dioxide

26 May 2021

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Concrete is made in quantities which eclipse all other anthropogenic materials and its strategic importance to human wellbeing cannot be understated. Although cement production is both clean and efficient, its scale of production makes its CO2 footprint significant. This presentation considers our options for its mitigation.

The need to reduce the embedded CO2 in all material production is a growing global concern. This presentation looks at cement and concrete and the many ways its manufacturers and users are minimising their environmental impact without compromising the effectiveness of the materials in service.

The webinar would interest scientists, engineers, environmentalists and the general public. The presentation seeks to show the emerging trends in the production and use of cementitious materials in the quest to minimise the embedded CO2 in these materials.  

Speaker: Mark Tyrer, Professor, Independent Consulting Scientist

Mark is an independent consulting scientist living in the UK. He works with a range of industrial, governmental and academic organisations, is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London, a Visiting Professor at the Technological University of Eindhoven and Technological University, Dublin and an Associate of the Collegium Basilea, in Basel. His interests are in geochemistry and materials science, especially as they relate to environmental protection and resource efficiency.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter’s own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Environment Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

Published: April 26th, 2021
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