Electrochemical Upcycling of Waste Cement: High-Performance Cement Production and Air Carbon Dioxide Removal

Jiaqi Li | 21-ERD-050

Executive Summary

We will develop an electrochemical method to capture air carbon dioxide, while generating hydrogen gas and valuable byproducts, by dissolving waste cement. This research will have broad application to clean energy and climate security by consuming the solid waste generated during construction, producing low-carbon cement, and reducing the cost of hydrogen production and carbon capture.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Li, C., Li, J., Ren, Q., Zheng, Q. and Jiang, Z., 2023. "Durability of concrete coupled with life cycle assessment: Review and perspective." Cement and Concrete Composites, p.105041.

Ke, X., Baki, V.A., Large, A.I., Held, G., Walkley, B. and Li, J., 2022. "Atomic-scale characterisation of sodium aluminosilicate hydrates (NASH) and Mg-substituted N (-M)-ASH using XANES." Applied Geochemistry147, p.105515.

Li, J. and Zhang, W., 2022. "Preferred orientation of calcium silicate hydrate and its implication to concrete creep." Composites Part B: Engineering247, p.110297.