Due to environmental pollution form cement industries, some efforts for alternative construction material are increasing. Recently, geopolymer concrete has drawn attention of researchers and engineers because of its lower carbon print and better mechanical property over Portland cement concrete. According to previous studies, geopolymer concrete results almost up to 90% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emission to atmosphere. Mechanical properties of geopolymer concrete such as compressive strength, durability, sulfate resistance, early strength and low shrinkage are better than Portland cement concrete. In addition, the appropriate usage of one ton of fly ash earns one carbon-credit redemption value of about 20 Euros, and hence earns monetary benefits through carbon-credit trade.Therefore, this paper presents a review on alkaliactivated fly ash-based geopolymer concrete. The paper mainly covers composition, mixing and curing process, benefits, limitations and applications of alkali-activated fly ash based geopolymer concrete.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProperties and Application of Geopolymers
EditorsJanuarti Jaya Ekaputri, Januarti Jaya Ekaputri, Antoni Antoni
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783038355441
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2nd Malaysia-Indonesia Geopolymer Symposium, 2015 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Oct 201527 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Conference2nd Malaysia-Indonesia Geopolymer Symposium, 2015


  • Alkaline-activators
  • Benefits
  • Fly ash
  • Geopolymer concrete
  • Review


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