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By-products for Building Materials

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EC-Contrib. €






 By-BM project word cloud

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Project "By-BM" data sheet

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postcode: BT7 1NN

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-04-25   to  2018-04-24


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST UK (BELFAST) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

The construction industry is critical to innovation and employment in the EU economy, providing 20 million direct jobs and about 10 % of the EU’s GDP. The EU’s Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) has set an ambitious target of at least 70% of construction and demolition waste (CDW) to be reused, recycled or undergo materials recovery by 2020. Coupled with the challenges of depletion of raw materials and demand for low carbon material resources, new eco-innovative building materials (BM) are urgently required. Geopolymers are alternative low-carbon binders and can be produced through the reuse of industrial wastes. Although economically viable, market uptake and widespread application of these new types of synthetic materials is currently hampered by public health concerns related to immobilization of potentially toxic compounds and in particular radiation exposure from natural isotope content. The EU’s Council Directive (2013/59/Euratom) has laid down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation including BMs. The By-BM project will develop innovative, environmentally-safe geopolymer building materials – which integrate waste materials, yet comply with necessary safety standards. Inactive leaching studies will also be carried out to investigate the possibilities of By-BM geopolymers in Radioactive Waste Cementation. The project brings together a leading research group in geopolymer concrete (Host – Queen’s University Belfast) together with secondments to the Nuclear Technological Centre (Hasselt University) and the JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements. The unique skills of the researcher will be required to exploit and innovate upon the research expertise of the participating institutes. The Fellow will extend his radioecology related experience whilst developing new skills in low carbon footprint geopolymers (and their replacement of traditional building materials, especially cements).


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Schroeyers, Wouter; Croymans-Plaghki, Tom; Sas, Zoltan; Lutter, Guillaume; Marissens, Gerd; Stroh, Heiko; Hult, Mikael; Bator, Gergo; Trevisi, Rosabianca; Nuccetelli, Cristina; Leonardi, Federica; Kovacs, Tibor; Schreurs, Sonja
Towards a sustainable society by adequate measures to reduce impact of NORM
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EFRAT User meeting, JRC 4 2019-06-13
2017 Z. Sas, R. Doherty, T. Kovacs, M. Soutsos, W. Sha, W. Schroeyers
Radiological evaluation of by-products used in construction and alternative applications; Part I. Preparation of a natural radioactivity database
published pages: 227-237, ISSN: 0950-0618, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.05.167
Construction and Building Materials 150 2019-06-13
2017 Sas, Z.; Schroeyers, Wouter; Doherty, R.; Sha, W.; Soutsos, M.
Radiological evaluation of by-products used in construction and alternative applications; Preparation of By-BM natural radioactivity database
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2 2019-06-13
2016 Sas, Zoltan; Schroeyers, Wouter; Bator, Gergo; Soutos, Marios; Sha, Wei; Doherty, Rory; Kovacs, Tibor
Comparison of excess radiological risk of building materials and industrial by-products
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3 2019-06-13
2018 Wouter Schroeyers, Zoltan Sas, Gergo Bator, Rosabianca Trevisi, Cristina Nuccetelli, Federica Leonardi, Sonja Schreurs, Tibor Kovacs
The NORM4Building database, a tool for radiological assessment when using by-products in building materials
published pages: 755-767, ISSN: 0950-0618, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.037
Construction and Building Materials 159 2019-06-13

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