MIT News: Unraveling Carbon Uptake in Concrete Pavements

Concrete Pavements in the United States Could Absorb 5% of Cement Emissions and help fight Climate Change
January 27, 2021

Though concrete's surface may seem inert, it's actually the site of a continuous chemical process. This process, known as carbonation, breaks down atmospheric CO2 as it reacts with concrete binders exposed to the air. In a paper published in Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, CSHub postdoc Hessam AzariJafari estimates how much CO2 could be sequestered by U.S. pavements due to carbonation. Learn more about his research in this MIT News story.