Low CO2 reactive magnesia cements and their applications via nano-modification

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


With low calcination temperature of around 750°C–900°C, strength gain via CO2 sequestration, and the ability to be fully recycled, reactive magnesia cement (RMC) is a potential low CO2 binder for construction applications. This chapter presents the recent development of RMC and its applications via nano-modification. Details of research work up to date on the production of RMC, the hydration and carbonation mechanisms of RMC-based formulations and their improvement via nano-modification, the mechanical properties of nano-tailored RMC-based composites, as well as the applications of RMC in developing novel cementitious binders are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Nano-Tailored Multi-Functional Cementitious Composites
EditorsMustafa Şahmaran, Faiz Shaikh, Gürkan Yıldırım
Place of PublicationCambridge, USA
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number of pages52
ISBN (Electronic)9780323852302
ISBN (Print)9780323852296
Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering
PublisherWoodhead Publishing


  • Low CO
  • applications
  • composites
  • reactive magnesia cements


Dive into the research topics of 'Low CO2 reactive magnesia cements and their applications via nano-modification'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this