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Recycled pulp mill waste adds strength and resilience to cement

Study author Chinchu Cherian with a sample of the cement incorporating recycled pulp mill fly ash

Pulp mills generate significant amounts of waste and we’re seeing scientists get quite creative with how it might be put to use, with the possibilities including everything from foams, to batteries to stronger concrete. The latest example comes from researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), who have used a pulp mill waste product as a filler material for cement, which they report proved stronger and more resilient.

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