With 502 million tons per year of cement production capacity as of 2018, India is the second-largest cement producer in the world. The cement production capacity is estimated to touch 550 MT (Million Tons) by 2020. Of the total capacity, 98 percent lies with the private sector and the rest with the public sector.
Over four years of on-going research in India, several properties of LC3 binder and concrete were assessed to understand the potential of LC3 as a mainstream cement. The most viable option for sustainability in the cement industry is the blending of cement clinker with supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). But the availability of common SCMs such as fly ash and slag is limited. Calcined clays are promising as SCMs to meet the future demand of the cement industry.
After the two successful conferences held in Lausanne (2015) and Havana (2017), the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is organizing the 3rd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete on 15-17 October 2019 at the Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi. The conference aims to follow up on the scientific studies and experiences of the application of calcined clays in cement and concrete construction. The venue Indian Habitat Center is renowned for its architectural excellence in the busy metropolis. With a rich history going back many centuries, Delhi showcases an ancient culture and a rapidly modernizing country where the past and the present meld seamlessly together.
At the conference speakers from Cuba, India, China, Denmark, Switzerland, Brazil, and more countries will be present to give a deep insight of Calcined Clay. The expected number of delegates at the conference are 200+. This conference aims to follow up on the scientific studies and experiences of the application of calcined clays in cement and concrete construction.
The objective of the LC3 project is, through research and testing, to make LC3 a standard and mainstream general-use cement in the global cement market. LC3 is a new type of cement that is based on a blend of limestone and calcined clay. LC3 can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 30%, is made using limestone and low-grade clays which are available in abundant quantities are cost-effective and do not require capital intensive modifications to existing cement plants.
The conference will include the topics
- Influence of processing on the reactivity of calcined clays
- Influence of clay mineralogy on reactivity
- Geology of clay deposits
- Portland calcined clay systems: hydration, durability, and performance
- Portland – calcined clay-limestone systems: hydration, durability, and performance
- Calcined clay – alkali systems: hydration, durability, and performance
- Life cycle analysis, economics and environmental impact of the use of calcined clays in cement and concrete
- Field applications
- Clay in general construction
- Calcined clay-new blends
3rd International Conference on Calcined Clays for Sustainable Concrete is managed by CIMGlobal.
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