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Design and function of novel polymeric admixtures for more durable high performance concrete

Objective

Concrete is the main construction material and any improvement in its properties or performance will have a large economic impact. The most important problems associated with concrete are its durability and incompatibility of constituent materials. The durability problem is due to too much water in the concrete blend; this can be solved using an admixture that retains good workability at lower water content. This demands a good superplasticizer, SP, that is adapted to the chemistry of the system. In this project we will investigate the structure-function relation of SPs in concrete leading to: (i) an understanding of how SPs work and (ii) new tailored SPs ready for exploitation. This increases the possibility to incorporate industrial by-products and recycled concrete within the concrete with large environmental benefits. The project is very important to keep Europe at a leading position in the production of SPs.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

YKI - INSTITUTE FOR SURFACE CHEMISTRY
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vaeg 45
114 86 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (6)

BORREGAARD INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Norway
Address
Hjalmar Wessels V.
1701 Sarpsborg
CASTLE CEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Park Square, 3160 Solihull Parkway Birmingham Busi
B37 7YN Birmingham
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET CHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
France
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75005 Paris
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton, Lord Balerno Building
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
Address
Zugerstrasse 50
Baar
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Mx-d, Ecublens
1015 Lausanne