Dr Bharat Bhushan Jindal, Faculty, School of Civil Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, has delivered an invited lecture on “Industrial Waste and Recycled Materials use in the Development of Green – Environmentally Friendly Pavements” during a 7 day AICTE Sponsored STTP on “Recycling Materials in Highway Construction” from 19th to 26th July 2021.
The STTP was organized by Indo Global Colleges, Abhipur, New Chandigarh, Distt S.A.S Nagar Mohali (Pb), in online mode. Dr. Jindal has delivered the lecture on the possibilities of the use of Geopolymer Concrete (Green Concrete) in addressing the alarming issues of emission of carbon dioxide in the environment which leads to playing a major role in contributing to greenhouse gases and global warming.
The issue of disposal and utilization of industrial and agricultural wastes in rigid pavements was also discussed. Dr Jindal also emphasized the ongoing research in the field of geopolymer concrete for the applications in the field of highway since the last 30 years was discussed. Various research opportunities in the field of green concrete in the light of the Indian Government’s project “The Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification & Maintenance)” under the title “ राष्ट्रीय हरित राजमार्ग नीति “ was discussed. The lecture in STTP has attended by 100 participants who are faculty and research scholars from various universities and colleges of India.Dr Bharat Bhushan Jindal thanks the organizers for giving him an opportunity to share his knowledge.