GEOPOLYMER AN ENERGY SAVING MATERIAL

Background

Geopolymer is an inorganic material with amorphous structure obtained from polymerization of aluminosilicate compound that is highly susceptible to alkaline solutions, e.g. sodium hydroxide (NaOH). The reaction occurs at room temperature, thus requiring relatively low energy consumption in the production process. Various materials such as kaolin, red clay and some solid wastes can be used as starting raw materials. Geopolymer has great potential to be used as substitution materials for ceramic and cement in certain construction products.

Core Technologies

  • Low temperature synthesis and processing
  • Geopolymer Technology

Who will benefit from this product?

  • Ceramics industry
  • Cement/concrete industries

Status

  • Prototypes of various applications have been developed, e.g.,
  1. Geopolymer decorating tile from cullet
  2. Latesite-designed geopolymer brick
  3. Lightweight brick composite from geopolymer and lightweight material

Contact

Dr. Anucha Wannagon
anuchaw@mtec.or.th
Tel. +66 2 564 6500 ext.4045

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