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Laying the foundations for concrete development

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World Cement,

Eden Energy and Monash University have successfully completed an application for a collaborative Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant to support funding research into ultra-high strength carbon nanotube enriched concrete that requires barely any or even no reinforcing steel.

The Commonwealth of Australia has awarded a total fund of AUS$300 000 over the three years of the research project.

The research provides Eden with an opportunity to research, in depth, how its EdenCreteTM carbon nanotube enriched concrete admixture affects concrete at a nano-scale in delivering increased flexural and compressive strength, increased abrasion resistance and reduced permeability, amongst other benefits.

The research has the potential to lead to improvements for EdenCreteTM and the development of producing ultra-high strength concrete that does not require steel, contributing to positive environmental and financial impacts.

The Principal Researcher Professor and Head of Structures Department at the Civil Engineering Department at Monash University has recently been appointed as a Professor of Infrastructure Engineering, at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials in Victoria. Following this, Monash University has agreed for the project to transfer to Deakin University. An agreement between Deakin and Eden regarding the project will be made before the project begins.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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