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What is Super-hydrophobic Cement?

Super-hydrophobic cement, which is also known as luminescent cement, is produced by modifying the structure of cement. It absorbs and reflects lights which makes it an environmentally friendly material and an alternative to street lighting.

Super-hydrophobic cement could be an astonishing solution to light up roads and buildings without any electrical equipment. It is claimed that such type of cement can radiate up to 12 hours of light provided that it is exposed to sunlight for the same amount of time.

Advantages of Super-hydrophobic Cement

  1. It offers power free lighting and therefore can reduce the energy consumed and CO2 produced by lighting the streets of the world.
  2. It has exceptional strength and durability and can last for up to a hundred years.
  3. Super-hydrophobic cement declines future maintenance cost due to its durable performance.
Super-hydrophobic Cement
Fig. 1: Super-hydrophobic Cement

Applications

Super-hydrophobic cement is able to absorb and reflect light, offering an alternative to street lighting as the ground would be lit up using this luminescent cement.

The durability of Super-hydrophobic Cement makes it a suitable material to solve challenges regarding sustainable transportation, infrastructure, and safety.

Moreover, it can be used to replace normal concrete in critical infrastructure elements. Lastly, super-hydrophobic cement can be incorporated into critical portions of infrastructure that are prone to severe weathering and deformations.

About Madeh Izat HamakareemVerified

Madeh is a Structural Engineer who works as Assistant Lecturer in Koya University. He is the author, editor and partner at theconstructor.org.