Experimental study of novel geopolymeric material incorporating hospital glass waste.
University of Balamand (UOB) in Lebanon
University of La Rochelle (ULR) in France
Dr. Ameur Hamami from ULR
Dr. Marianne Saba from UOB
January 9, 2023
November 17, 2022
Geopolymers, Hospital Glass Waste
Profile & Skills Required
A student that has a background in materials and has the knowledge to produce, assess and characterize the mortars produced (chemical, mechanical and microstructural).
Promoting Research Work
All relevant results will be published in international journals and presented at national and international conferences. In addition, if these materials perform well, the patentability of any new results will be considered before any public disclosure.
The training is needed to characterize the geopolymer mortars incorporating hospital glass waste.
This thesis will focus
on the production of geopolymer mortar produced with glass hospital waste to
provide a new approach towards sustainability in which industrial waste
products will be used to replace OPC as a binder completely. An overview of the
geopolymer concrete mortar will be done to replace metakaolin partially with
hospital glass at different substitution rates.
This work will focus on the mechanical (compressive strength); chemical and microstructural characterization
of the hardened mortars.
de l'ajout de géopolymères sur les indicateurs de durabilité des matériaux
cimentaires. Academic Journal of
Civil Engineering, 39(1), 47-50. Nehme, A., HAMAMI, A. E. A., & Abdelkarim,
A. M. (2021).
- Chemical properties
of pore solution of hardened cement pastes with mineral additions. Advances in
Cement Research, 33(8), 331-341. Cherif, R., Hamami, A. E. A., Aït-Mokhtar, A.,
& Siddique, R. (2021).
- Review on the
Integration of Phase Change Materials in Building Envelopes for Passive Latent
Applied Sciences, 11(19), 9305. Sawadogo,
M., Duquesne, M., Belarbi, R., Hamami, A. E. A., & Godin, A. (2021).
- Effect of Variability
of Porous Media Properties on Drying Kinetics: Application to Cement-based
Advances in Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Couplings in
(pp. 243-289). Elsevier. Issaadi, N.,
Aït-Mokhtar, A., Belarbi, R., & Hamami, A. (2018).
- Study of the pore
solution and the microstructure of mineral additions blended cement pastes.
Energy Procedia, 139, 584-589. Cherif, R., Hamami, A. A., Aït-Mokhtar, A.,
& Meusnier, J. F. (2017).
- Experimental and
Numerical Investigation of Sodium and Potassium Based Alkali Activator on the
Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer-Mortars using Lebanese Kaolin.Saba M.,
Tehrani F., Pouria, Absi. (2021) J. International Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer
- Effect of recycled
fine aggregates on the performance of geopolymer masonry mortars.Marianne Saba and
Joseph J. Assaad.
Construction and Building Materials.
- Suitability of Metakaolin-Based Geopolymers for
Masonry Plastering by Joseph J. Assaad and Marianne Saba. MS No.
M-2020-030.R1. (2020) ACI Materials journal -Technical paper.
- Suitability of metakaolin-based geopolymers for
underwater applications. Hwalla J., Saba M., Assaad J. Materials and Structures
(2020) 53:119 vol:01234567.
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