Biochar-concrete: A comprehensive review of properties, production and sustainability

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Barbhuiya, S., Das, B. B. and Kanavaris, F. 2024. Biochar-concrete: A comprehensive review of properties, production and sustainability. Case Studies in Construction Materials. 20 (Art. e02859). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cscm.2024.e02859
AuthorsBarbhuiya, S., Das, B. B. and Kanavaris, F.
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The utilisation of biochar in concrete has attracted considerable attention due to its potential in enhancing the properties and sustainability of this construction material. This in-depth review delves into various aspects of biochar-concrete composites. It commences by defining biochar and exploring its production methods, physical and chemical properties. Additionally, the review provides an overview of concrete, emphasising its composition, properties and the challenges associated with traditional production methods. The incorporation of biochar in concrete brings forth several benefits, such as improved strength and durability, enhanced thermal properties and the potential for carbon sequestration. The paper examines the production process of biochar-concrete composites, covering aspects like incorporation methods, biochar selection, mixing techniques and quality control measures. Furthermore, the sustainability aspects of biochar-concrete are evaluated, considering its environmental impact, life cycle assessment, carbon footprint reduction and economic feasibility. The review also addresses the challenges and future perspectives of biochar-concrete composites, along with opportunities for research and development. This comprehensive review presents valuable insights into the properties, production and sustainability of biochar-concrete composites. It serves as a guide for further advancements in the realm of sustainable construction.

JournalCase Studies in Construction Materials
Journal citation20 (Art. e02859)
ISSN2214-5095
Year2024
PublisherElsevier
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