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SEACON - Sustainable concrete using seawater, salt-contaminated aggregates, and non-corrosive reinforcement

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Infrastructure (INF)
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Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport



SEACON aims at demonstrating the safe utilization of seawater and salt-contaminated aggregates (natural or recycled) for a sustainable concrete production when combined with noncorrosive reinforcement to construct durable and economical concrete infrastructures. In addition to life-cycle assessment and life-cycle costing analyses used as driving tools for the assessment of the developed solutions, two real-size demonstration projects will be performed in two countries (i.e., Italy and Florida, USA), at locations with different (micro) climates to provide the opportunity for long-term performance monitoring.

SEACON uses the following steps:

Make it clear that chlorides are harmful for steel reinforcement, but they do not damage the concrete’s characteristics (i.e., workability,
strength development, durability)

  • Assess through LCA and LCC durability performances and economical impact resulting from use of chloride contaminated aggregates,
  • high chloride content cement and seawater on structural concrete
  • Work at reinforcement level (improved SSR bar and use of GFRP bar in concrete)
  • Demonstrate technology by means of two real-size field prototypes in two countries (Italy and Florida, USA)

Expected Outcomes:
Material related:

  • Mix-design of chloride contaminated concrete
  • Know-how on performance (durability) of chloride containing cement and concrete
  • Know-how on expected service life of GFRP and SSR bars embedded in chloride contaminated concrete

Infrastructure related:

  • Demo fields in Italy and USA (long-term monitoring)

Sustainability and economics related:

  • LCA and LCC assessment
  • Best practice and standardization needs for using SEACON technology in construction

Dissemination related:

  • Conferences and workshops
  • Training foryoung researchers

Social output related:

  • Job opportunities



Parent Programmes
Type of funding
Public (EU)


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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