This Revolutionary Technology Produces EcoFriendly Concrete Interesting Engineering

“A professor from Rutgers University is taking his creation and putting it on the market. Professor Richard Riman developed a flexible method to control low-temperature water reactions. The materials science engineer invented the energy-efficient technology to be applied to a number of products, including concrete.
u201cUltimately, what weu2019d like to be able to do is create a u2018Materials Valleyu2019 here, where this technology can start one company after another, small, medium and large businesses,u201d Riman said. u201cItu2019s a foundational or platform technology for solidifying materials that contain ceramics, among other things. They can be pure ceramics, ceramics and metals, ceramics and polymers u2013 a really wide range of composites.u201d
The first of these composite-based products making headlines is Solidia Concrete. Solidia Concrete promises reduced efflorescence u2013 the grainy, salty coating on concrete from water or other liquids. The concrete has a less than two percent water absorption rating and a compressive strength of roughly 10,000 psi.
How is this super-concrete made? Riman developed a technology called reactive hydrothermal liquid-phase densification (rHLPD). Itu2019s a low-temperature process that rarely goes above 240 degrees Celsius, according to Riman.”

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