Sulfur Concrete for the Construction Industry

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A Sustainable Development Approach
By Abdel-Mohsen Onsy Mohamed and Maisa El Gamal
Hardcover, 6 x 9, 448 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-005-1
July 2010
A Title in J. Ross Publishing’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Series


Although currently not widely used, sulfur construction materials can offer improvements over more traditional materials, especially in specific applications. Sulfur construction materials include sulfur concrete and sulfur-extended asphalt pavements as well as pre-cast concrete components, extrusions, and cast-in-place forms. This one-of-a-kind book discusses the basic properties and behavior of sulfur cement and concrete materials and based on these properties, new sulfur market applications are evaluated and the technological aspects of material production are presented.

Key Features

  • Reviews acceptable methods of disposing of unneeded sulfur without compromising environmental protection
  • Reveals the advantages of using modified sulfur concrete materials for sub-ground and sub-marine structures, and immobilization of hazardous wastes
  • Describes the unique features of sulfur construction materials such as corrosion resistance, low moisture penetration, high thermal and mechanical performance, and long-term stability in various environments
  • Discusses sulfur concrete process design for use in waste management practices (barrier systems for waste containment; stabilization/solidification of waste; etc.)

About the author(s)

Professor A. M. O. Mohamed earned his M. Eng. and Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Prof. Mohamed was the Associate Director of the Geotechnical Research Centre (GRC) and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University. In 1998, he joined the United Arab Emirates (UAE) University, where he is currently the Director of Research, Research Affairs Sector, and Professor of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Professor Mohamed has published more than 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Maisa El Gamal received her M.Sc. degree in material science from Alexandria University, Egypt and her Ph.D. in polymer science from Tanta University, Egypt. In 2000, she joined the Research Affair Sector, United Arab Emirates University, where she is currently employed as a senior research associate. Dr. El Gamal’s research interests are related to soil stabilization, waste solidification and stabilization, polymer science, polymer technology, material science, and controlled release formulations.

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