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- About Geopolymers
The Geopolymer Alliance aimed to enhance the sustainability of the mining and power industries by promoting the uptake of geopolymer technology within existing industries such as the building and construction industry.
Many by-products of the mining, metals refining and power generation industries, traditionally treated as wastes can be used as binders to form geopolymer cements.
Such cements are in many ways superior to conventional cements and bring with them considerable “greenhouse” credits.
The Alliance aimed to bring together research institutes, the engineering fraternity, Government authorities, industrial waste (by-product) generators, cement manufacturers, chemical suppliers, concrete aggregate suppliers, concrete manufacturers, infrastructure owners and industry regulators to co-operatively develop mutually beneficial applications for geopolymer technology.
The parent Geopolymer Foundation Ltd was wound up on the 30th June 2013 through lack of financial support and as a consequence the Alliance no longer has or is canvassing membership.
1. Z16 – Geopolymer Recommended Practice Handbook
The Concrete Institute of Australia has launched the first edition of Geopolymer Concrete; a Recommended Practice. This publication deals with the manufacture and use of geopolymer concrete, as an alternative to conventional Ordinary Portland Cement concrete.
Copies of the publication are available from SAI Global through http://infostore.saiglobal.com/store/Details.aspx?ProductID=1489678. The publication will be available both in soft copy and hard copy.
Concrete Institute Members are also able to download a pdf copy of the publication via the Institute’s Resource Centre – CIA Library: http://www.concreteinstitute.com.au/Resource-Center/CIA-Library/Recommended-Practice/Z16-Geopolymer-Recommended-Practice.aspx.
In its first commercial scale production using geopolymer concrete, Rocla Pipeline Products has recently supplied 3000 components for a patented crypt system to the Woronora Cemetry Trust in Sydney. A total of 2500 tonnes of geopolymer concrete was used to manufacture the 3 crypt components. Ref http://www.rocla.com.au/RoclaWorks/1138550805/
3. Geopolymer floor beams at the Global Change Institute.
The EFC team at Wagners have won a contract to supply 33 large floor beams that will form 3 suspended floor plates of the new Global Change Institute building at the University of Queensland. (Ref: http://www.wagner.com.au/news May 21, 2012 "News")
Previously (Dec 03 2011 "News") Wagners had sucessfully tested two 50MPa geopolymer concrete bridge beams.
In 2011, Wagner was awarded the Queensland Government Premier's ClimateSmart Sustainability Award for their geopolymer based Earth Friendly Concrete
(Ref: http://www.wagner.com.au/news Dec 07, 2011 News)