Everything right from the place we live to the , the road we take, the bridge we cross, the highways we speed and the skyscrapers we scale all have high intensive carbon spewing material i.e. cement. The fact that 5% of the globe’s carbon emission is caused by the cement world does not paint a rosy picture with the environmentalists. The cement industries high emission rates are mainly attributed to portland cement which by and large the most commonly used cement, is incredably energy intensive and can emit up to 1 ton of co2 for every 1 ton produced.
With the Government regulations and restrictions in place companies are pushed to innovate new ways and techniques to reduce the emission rates of carbon. Many companies have considered the use of flyash (emits only .2 ton) in place of Portland cement needed in concrete (a concept using volcanic ash which was derived by the Romans as early as 10th century BC), flyash a byproduct of coal offers environmental advantages by diverting the material from the industry wastes, reduces the processing time and subdues pollution. In addition it also improves the performance and quality of concrete and demands less water.
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