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Technology Status and Prospect of Conductive Concrete and Cementitious Composite Battery

Kwang-Mo Lim and Joo-Ha Lee
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Suwon, 17, Wauan-gil, Bongdam-eup, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, 18323, Republic of Korea

Abstract—In this study, cementitious composites battery which can be regarded as a new type of conductive concrete was introduced. Conductive concrete is not a new concept of concrete, and there are numerous related studies and patents. Nevertheless, it has not been much practical. It has mainly been applied to deicing and cracks detection, but there are not many applications. In recent years, research on cementitious composites battery consisting of cathode, anode, and electrolyte made by conductive concrete has been conducted by a few researchers. If the technology is developed through more research, it is expected to be used in various fields such as prevention of corrosion of reinforcing steel, the power supply of structures, storage of renewable energy, electric vehicle charging station, etc. Therefore, in this study, research trends of conductive concrete and cementitious composites battery were investigated, and the theoretical principle of cementitious composites battery was presented. Based on the results of the investigation, future research directions were proposed.

Index Terms— Concrete, conductive, cementitious, battery, corrosion, electricity

Cite: Kwang-Mo Lim and Joo-Ha Lee, "Technology Status and Prospect of Conductive Concrete and Cementitious Composite Battery," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 194-198, August 2018. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.7.3.194-198