Production of Portland cement causes global warming due to the emission of greenhouse gases to the environment. The need for reducing the amount of cement is necessary from sustainability point of view. Alkali activated and geopolymeric binders are used as alternative to cement. Industrial by-products such as fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), silica fume, rice husk ash etc. are commonly used for the production of geopolymer concrete. This paper focuses on the development of geopolymer concrete from slag (100% GGBS). Effect of different cementitious materials such as lime, fly ash, metakaolin, rice husk ash, silica fume and dolomite on strength properties of slag (GGBS) based geopolymer concrete are also discussed. It is observed that the addition of dolomite (by-products from rock crushing plants) into slag based geopolymer concrete reduces the setting time, enhances durability and improves rapidly the early age strength of geopolymer concrete. Development of geopolymer concrete with industrial by-products is a solution to the disposal of the industrial wastes. The quick setting concrete thus produced can reduce the cost of construction making it sustainable also.
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