Reportedly, the introduction of nanotechnology in the cement industry has a lot of benefits, some of which include reduced emission, improved crack resistance, reduced water absorption, improved strength, and ductility. NanoGraphene Inc. is putting construction industries at the forefront of graphene concrete application with its high quality, environmentally clean, and waterless graphene.
A unique material suiting a wide array of applications, graphene is a thin layer of pure carbon derived from graphite. It’s strong, flexible, and a good conductor of electricity, hence widely used in electrical and electronic industries to produce batteries, super capacitors, sensors and many other applications.
Graphene has begun to revolutionize a lot of industries since its discovery, with one of those industries being the cement industry. Graphene, an allotrope of carbon, is so thin and yet it is 200 times stronger than steel. This property makes concrete stronger when graphene is added. Its usage enables structures to be highly resistant to vibrations produced during tremors, earthquakes or explosions which could have caused the structure to collapse. Additionally, the addition of graphene to cement hastens the curing time, improves resistance against corrosion, cracks and heat, prevents premature failure, minimizes the use of concrete during constructions and guarantees improved mechanical performance.
Another major benefit of graphene use is that it creates a positive impact on the environment. Studies show that about one ton of carbon dioxide is released from every ton of cement produced. Adding graphene will reduce the use of cement in construction and consequently reduce carbon dioxide emissions, yet produce a very hard concrete that is environmentally friendly. Learn more at the company’s website.