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Introduction to Fuels for Cement

Learn how to use treated domestic effluent for concrete mixing and the strength of concrete in this free online course.

Skilled Trades
Free Course
In this free online course, you will be introduced to the composition of fuels for cement and the amount of heat released when a compound undergoes complete combustion. You will learn how you can identify the right material to be used for moderate strength concrete, slightly higher strength concrete, and very high strength concrete. You will also gain an understanding of embodied energy, life cycle, and how the design of buildings is optimized.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will begin by introducing you to the mineralogical characterization of materials. You will learn how the design of buildings is optimized, and green building rating systems. You will be exposed to insulated concrete form, modular construction, and the various types of cement. This will lead you into the composition of fuels for cement and the amount of heat released when a compound undergoes complete combustion. You will then gain an understanding of the relative damage index of gas emissions on the environment, and the uses of lime in the production of cement.

Next, you will be introduced to the strength of concrete with supplementary cementitious materials. You will then be able to identify the right material to be used for moderate strength concrete, slightly higher strength concrete, and very high strength concrete. Also, you will be able to explain how judicious combinations of materials can provide better solutions. This will then lead you to alternative fuel for cement and embodied energy. You will learn about the life cycle energy implications, the contribution of concrete towards saving operational energy, and how all energy can be expressed in terms of equivalent carbon emission. 

Finally, in this free online course, you will learn about embodied energy and the life cycle; curing methods, and the use of wastewater for mixing and curing. You will be knowledgeable in the requirement for reducing curing water, the use of treated domestic effluent for concrete mixing and curing. Also, you will gain an understanding of the maximum dosage of SAP and how a higher dosage of SAP causes improvement in the degree of hydration concerning lower SAP doses.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:


  • Identify the examples of fuel used in cement
  • Identify the chemical composition of fuel in cement
  • Describe the relative damage index of gas emissions on the environment
  • Identify the relevance of lime to cement and the types of lime
  • Analyze the characterization of supplementary cementitious materials
  • Describe the life cycle implications of energy
  • Explain the contribution of concrete towards saving operational energy
  • Identify the major issues in concrete sustainability 
  • Describe the life cycle of embodied energy
  • Identify the carbon equivalent of embodied energy
  • Explain the statistical published data on energy use by industry
  • Explain the uses of chemical admixtures in materials

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