PhD student from Wrocław University of Science and Technology seeks new additives for cement composites 

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Adrian Chajec from the PhD School at Wrocław University of Science and Technology is researching new additives for cement composites. Cement is the primary, most emissive and most expensive component of concrete and every manufacturer is trying to develop a solution that will reduce its consumption while maintaining its strength.

“I knew from the beginning that I wanted to be concerned with reducing the amount of cement in concrete. Because cement is the most emission-intensive component of concrete and virtually every manufacturer is looking for a way to reduce its presence in their products. This applies not only to concrete companies, but also to precast manufacturers”, explains the PhD student. 

In his work, the young scientist proposes adding granite meal to the mix, a waste material created after cutting granite, the storage of which is becoming a major environmental problem in many places.

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