Sustainable Concrete Performance—CO2-Emission

Rafał Latawiec , Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski , Karol Kowalski


The balance of carbon dioxide emissions and other greenhouse gases in the life cycle of concrete is one of the important elements affecting the sustainable development of concrete technology. Modifications in the composition in the aim of minimization of so-called “carbon footprint” of concrete also affect the majority of its technical features, including primarily the mechanical properties and durability. The article presents a desirability function that would allow us to estimate the combined effect of the modification in terms of both CO2 emissions and some of the technical features of the concrete. As criterial features equivalent CO2 emission, compressive strength and susceptibility/resistance to concrete carbonation are selected. Selected features should be considered as an example for the presentation of the proposed methodology and represent the three pillars of concrete desirability in terms of sustainable development, i.e., the constructional usefulness, durability, and environmental performance.
Author Rafał Latawiec (FCE)
Rafał Latawiec,,
- Faculty of Civil Engineering
, Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski (FCE / ICE)
Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Karol Kowalski (FCE / IRB)
Karol Kowalski,,
- The Institute of Roads and Bridges
Journal seriesEnvironments, ISSN 2076-3298, (0 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in Polishbeton
Keywords in Englishutility function; concrete performance; carbonation resistance
Languageen angielski
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ScoreWoS Impact Factor = 0.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 01-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal - czasopismo zagraniczne spoza list
Ministerial score = 0.0, 01-04-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 1
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