Innovating for a Sustainable Future in Construction

I'm thrilled to share my latest publication in the renowned Construction and Building Materials Journal, titled "Utilization of Engineered Biochar as a Binder in Carbon Negative Cement-based Composites: A Review". As our planet grapples with the escalating challenges of climate change, propelled by rising greenhouse gas emissions, the construction industry is at a pivotal juncture. Our research underscores the urgent need for sustainable technologies capable of capturing and sequestering CO2, especially within the realms of construction and building materials.

In this comprehensive review, we explore the transformative potential of biochar derived from agricultural sources as a game-changing admixture in cement-based applications. Our findings reveal that engineered biochar not only significantly reduces the carbon footprint of cement production but also markedly improves the durability, mechanical properties, and carbon sequestration capacity of cement-based composites.

Key Highlights:

Sustainability and Efficiency: Utilizing biochar, an inexpensive and carbon-efficient material, elevates the environmental credentials of cementitious materials.

Enhanced Performance: With just 1-2% wt. of biochar as cement replacement, we observed remarkable improvements in physical, durability, and microstructural characteristics of hardened biochar-cement composites.

Durability Boost: Biochar's inclusion improves resistance against permeability, shrinkage, sulfate attacks, and chloride-induced corrosion, showcasing its wide-ranging benefits for sustainable construction practices.

This research paves the way for adopting carbon-negative solutions in the construction industry, heralding a new era of environmentally responsible and durable building materials. Let's embrace the shift towards greener, more sustainable building materials together!