This paper presents the SPIN project, which is a joint project of a consortium of 8 African and 3 European partners within the ACP Science and Technology Programme. The project is funded by the EC and ACP Secretariat is the project body. The main objective of the current project is to strengthen the cement and concrete industry in the East and Central African regions. The project shall generate reasonable solution strategies to implement clean, safe and sustainable cement and concrete technology on the African continent, including general and specific guidelines for sensible application. Furthermore it shall be the kick-off for future projects, research activities and the world-wide expansion of a European-African network.
The paper addresses special problems the cement and concrete market in Eastern, Central and Southern African countries has to face. Several options are presented in detail, which shall help overcoming the current situation. Customized solutions for the African market include rational methods for reducing the amount of cement used and the replacement of Ordinary Portland Cement with cheaper alternatives. The use of recycled concrete through a new and economically effective method, as well as the opportunity of using locally available resources is also discussed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement 2011|
|Subtitle of host publication||3-8th July 2011, Madrid, Spain|
|Editors||A. Paloma, A. Zaragoza, J.C. Lopez|
|Place of Publication||Madrid, Spain|
|Publisher||Instituto de ciencias de la construccion 'Eduardo Torroja' (CSIC)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2011|
|Event||13th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, ICCC 2011 - Madrid, Spain|
Duration: 3 Jul 2011 → 8 Jul 2011
Conference number: 13
|Conference||13th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement, ICCC 2011|
|Period||3/07/11 → 8/07/11|