Eco-efficient cements: Potential economically viable solutions for a low-CO2 cement-based materials industry

  title={Eco-efficient cements: Potential economically viable solutions for a low-CO2 cement-based materials industry},
  author={Karen L. Scrivener and Vanderley Moacyr John and Ellis Gartner},
  journal={Cement and Concrete Research},

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