SELF-CLEANİNG CONCRETES:AN OVERVİEW

SELF-CLEANİNG CONCRETES:AN OVERVİEW

Cement Based Composites (CEBACOM)
Volume 1 - Issue 2 - July 2020

İLKER BEKİR TOPÇU ERDİ AKKAN Tayfun UYGUNOĞLU

Abstract

Many studies have been carried out on the problems of civil engineering with the change of human problems today and in the past. These studies contributed to the development of concrete technology. Concrete is an important building material consisting of mixing aggregate, cement and water with or without chemical and mineral additives since the first day of use. Concrete technology has made great progress and continues. With developing concrete technology, self-cleaning concretes have emerged. Many studies have been conducted on self-cleaning concretes by researchers. This article reviews the research published on self-cleaning concretes and presents its role in reducing environmental pollution and its place in future engineering studies.When we look at the studies on self-cleaning concretes that emerged as a result of the developments in concrete technology, it is seen that the developments have progressed considerably. Contemporary civil engineering has provided a highly effective solution for the solution of modern problems. Environmentally friendly building materials will fulfil their duty in reducing air pollution, one of the biggest problems of our time. Self-cleaning buildings and roads that reduce pollution may sound like futuristic ideas, but it is not far away to encounter these structures more widely in our country and our world.

Keywords

self-cleaning concretes;photo catalytic concretes;photo catalysis;concrete technology;titanium dioxide
https://doi.org/10.36937/cebacom.2020.002.002