Geopolymers: Promising Materials For Underground Applications

By Carlos Montes, Trenchless Technology Center | November 2013, Vol. 68 No. 11
Geopolymer coated concrete pipes being subjected to a laboratory-scale Microbial Induced Corrosion test.

Geopolymer’s outstanding properties will continue to serve as a source of innovation, and new applications are likely to emerge alongside additional technical advancements. We believe that it is only a matter of time before geopolymer-based products become more commercially available, providing a unique set of solutions to the challenges facing our ever urbanizing society. With the potential to restore some of the longevity of the structures of the past on one hand, while fitting into the emerging trend of ‘green technologies’ on the other, geopolymer binders just might be recognized as the cement of the 21st century.

TTC Industry Advisory Board

Industry
* Aqua-Pipe
* IPEX
* LMK Enterprises
* Reline America
* Reynolds Inliner
* AOC Resins
* Geotree Technologies

Contractors
* Insituform Technologies
* BRH Garver Construction

Associations

* LA CETF
* NASSCO
* UCTA

Media

* Benjamin Media
* Underground Construction

Consultants
* Boyer Inc.
* Brierley Associates
* Carollo Engineers
* CH2M Hill
* Jacobs Associates
* Jason Consultants
* Kleinfelder/S E A Consultants
* MWH Americas
* Parsons Brinckerhoff
* Pipeline Analysis
* PipeMedic+
* Southern Trenchless
* Brenford Environmental Systems

Education/Research
* Battelle Memorial Institute


Public Works

* Boston WSC, MA
* City/Co of Denver, CO
* City of Columbus, OH
* City of Dallas, TX
* City of Houston, TX
* Citizens Energy Group, IN
* City of Los Angeles, CA
* City of Monroe, LA
* City of New York, NY
* City of Ruston, LA
* City of Shreveport, LA
* Miami-Dade County, FL