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dc.contributor.authorRomero Clausell, Joan
dc.contributor.authorQuintana Gallardo, A.
dc.contributor.authorHidalgo Signes, C.
dc.contributor.authorSerrano Lanzarote, B.
dc.identifier.citationRomero Clausell, J., Quintana-Gallardo, A., Hidalgo Signes, C. et al. Environmental evaluation of a self-compacted clay based concrete with natural superplasticizers. Mater Struct 54, 20 (2021).
dc.description.abstractCement concrete is the most widely used construction material worldwide due to its favourable mechanical characteristics. However, it is responsible for 8% of the total carbon emissions in the world, which are generated mainly during the production of clinker. Due to that fact, finding alternatives to cement for some applications in which it is not strictly needed should be a priority. In this study, a self-compacted clay-based concrete with natural superplasticizers based on natural tara tannins is presented. The main objective of the study is to determine if this clay-based concrete can be a sustainable alternative to conventional cement concrete as the main component in structural slabs. The methodology of the study is divided into two parts. First, the self-compacting clay concrete is characterized to determine its mechanical properties. Secondly, a comparative Life Cycle Assessment is conducted to determine the difference between the impacts generated by one square meter of self-compacting cement concrete and one of self-compacting clay concrete. The characterization of the material showed that this self-compacting clay concrete is suitable for some building elements such as structural slabs while avoiding the energy consumption needed to produce conventional concrete. The environmental impact results showed that using self-compacting clay concrete instead of the cement-based material decreases 90% of the carbon emissions and 80% of the overall environmental impact. After the completion of the study, it can be stated that the presented material is a sustainable alternative to conventional concrete for building structural slabs. © 2021,
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media
dc.titleEnvironmental evaluation of a self-compacted clay based concrete with natural superplasticizerses
dc.journal.titleMaterials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructionses
dc.subject.keywordEvaluación ambientales
dc.subject.keywordLosa de hormigón armadoes
dc.subject.keywordMaterial de construcciónes
dc.subject.keywordEnsayos (propiedades o materiales)es
dc.subject.keywordResistencia mecánicaes
dc.subject.keywordImpacto medioambientales
dc.subject.unesco3305.05 Tecnología del Hormigónes
dc.subject.unesco3313.04 Material de Construcciónes
dc.subject.unesco3312.05 Productos de Arcillaes
dc.subject.unesco3312.12 Ensayo de Materialeses
dc.subject.unesco3312.08 Propiedades de Los Materialeses
dc.subject.unesco3312.09 Resistencia de Materialeses

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