These ‘supermud’ bricks could tackle construction's carbon emissions

A man makes construction bricks from mud at one of several refugee settlements in Dadaab, Garissa County, northeastern Kenya October 9, 2013.  REUTERS/Siegfried Modola  (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY)

Geopolymer bricks will gradually replace traditional mud bricks in the developing world. Image: REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Alastair Marsh
Postgraduate Researcher, University of Bath
Venkatarama Reddy
Professor of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
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The electron microscope image shows the transformation of montmorillonite clay, left, a common component of soil, into a geopolymer, right. Image: Alastair Marsh
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