Sustainable Materials

CO2 Concrete

CO2 Concrete is a new process for producing durable and high-strength recycled concrete. We inject carbon dioxide into recycled aggregate to improve its bonding, and thus performance of recycled concrete. This process can bring direct benefits to concrete batching plants as recycled concrete can be effectively used. Many leading concrete suppliers have researched this capability, but none have been successful.

ARC Future Fellowship success for world first recycled concrete project

Professor Vivian Tam, from the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, was awarded $1,109,924 for the project, ‘Het-Crete: High-Grade Chemical-Treated Heterogeneous Recycled Concrete’. The research is set to address the grand challenges of CO2 emissions and landfill reduction within the construction industry.