CO2 emissions, energy costs and cement consumption in the precast industry can be lowered substantially with the aid of high-frequency heat treatment, an innovative procedure for the controlled heating of fresh concrete. This procedure generates a second internal heat source, alongside hydration heat, by employing radio wave technology (the operating principle is similar to that of microwaves) during the concrete curing process, thereby accelerating hardening considerably.
Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Civil Engineering
04251 Leipzig, Germany, T +49 341 3076 7025
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Environmental Biotechnology Department
Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
T +49 341 235 1762