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Benefits of using sea sand and seawater in concrete: a comprehensive review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The population worldwide is growing and so is the demand for more infrastructure. The rate of consumption of concrete has grown significantly over the years, becoming one of the most fundamental construction materials. This growth has depleted natural river sand and freshwater sources. The use of sea sand and seawater in concrete can provide sustainability to natural resources, while improving the mechanical properties of concrete. The corrosion of steel-reinforcement is inevitable with the use of sea sand seawater concrete. Therefore, non-corrosive Fibre-Reinforced-Polymers (FRP) is a solution. Reasons to consider the use of sea sand and seawater in concrete is to maintain natural resources, allowing construction to occur in an efficient and sustainable manner, eliminating the costs associated with the repairs of concrete spalling and to mitigate the adverse effects climate change has on existing steel-reinforced concrete structures.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Dhondy, T., Remennikov, A. & Sheikh, M. (2019). Benefits of using sea sand and seawater in concrete: a comprehensive review. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 20 (4), 280-289.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85071314734

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/3621

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 289

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The population worldwide is growing and so is the demand for more infrastructure. The rate of consumption of concrete has grown significantly over the years, becoming one of the most fundamental construction materials. This growth has depleted natural river sand and freshwater sources. The use of sea sand and seawater in concrete can provide sustainability to natural resources, while improving the mechanical properties of concrete. The corrosion of steel-reinforcement is inevitable with the use of sea sand seawater concrete. Therefore, non-corrosive Fibre-Reinforced-Polymers (FRP) is a solution. Reasons to consider the use of sea sand and seawater in concrete is to maintain natural resources, allowing construction to occur in an efficient and sustainable manner, eliminating the costs associated with the repairs of concrete spalling and to mitigate the adverse effects climate change has on existing steel-reinforced concrete structures.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Dhondy, T., Remennikov, A. & Sheikh, M. (2019). Benefits of using sea sand and seawater in concrete: a comprehensive review. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 20 (4), 280-289.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85071314734

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/3621

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 280

End Page


  • 289

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Australia