Academician of European University of Lefke (EUL) Department of Civil Engineering Assist. Prof. Dr. Şevket Can Bostancı represented EUL by attending the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials and Technologies held at Kingston University in England.
Bostancı said that the conference, which is considered one of the most prestigious conferences of materials engineering in civil engineering, took place with more than 170 presentations from nearly 40 different countries and added that keynote speakers in the opening speeches of the conference stressed the changing climate conditions under the influence of global warming and said that construction materials inevitably effect the global warming with carbon dioxide produced.
Bostancı: Waste materials should be used as much as possible in the production of concrete
Bostancı said that “In line with these, it is emphasized that the use of more environmentally friendly materials is a necessity and it is emphasized several times that it is aimed to minimize the impact on our world and on global warming”. In his presentation parallel to the conference theme, Bostancı stated that our country is one of the countries exposed to global warming and emphasized that waste materials should be used as much as possible in the production of concrete instead of limited resources.
Bostancı: The use of wood ash in concrete production enables environmentally friendly concrete production
In his presentation, Bostancı emphasized that the partial use of wood ash, which was burned and collected as local waste, instead of cement, had no negative effect on concrete performance. In his presentation, Bostanci also stated that the use of wood ash as local waste in concrete production allows for more environmentally friendly concrete production and that it can be protected from untouched land by preventing it from being sent to potential solid waste storage facilities.