John Harrison's Credentials

Our chief scientist and managing director John Harrison is a lateral thinker dedicated to solving major problems like water, food, waste and global warming. John was educated in Tasmania and has science and economics degrees from the University of Tasmania and has the right background to do so. He started out as a scientist, worked for a period as an economist, consultant and accountant and has for the last ten years swung full circle back to his love of science. During the intervening period he has run a large number of businesses. He still operates a medium sized suburban accountancy practice (www.johnharrisonaccountants.com) and a multimillion dollar accommodation business (www.watersideaccommodation.com).

John has made it his business to understand not only the chemistry of most mineral binders but how their life cycle impacts on the environment. With a view to solving the main problems facing civilisation of water waste and global warming and because of the huge opportunities they offer for environmental improvement he has focused with a multidisciplinary approach on materials and in particular concrete, the material with the largest flow on the planet after water. He now has a number of important patents and is in the process of lodging more covering new breakthroughs he has developed.

Gaia Engineering is a technical paradigm in which man made carbonate is used to construct the built environment and both the TecEco and Gaia Engineering web sites have a great deal of information about the technologies involved..

John is a Tasmanian committee member of the Concrete Institute of Australia and received an Award of Merit in 2007 for his contributions to the industry. He is also a member of Materials Australia and was chair of AASMIC and in the latter role promoting the formation of a Materials Wiki on a co-operative basis with other organisations.

John believes permissions (standards, approval systems etc.) and rewards systems (greenpoints, offsets etc. ) in building and construction must be performance based and is working towards getting the building and construction industry carbon offsets ready. He has written extensively about the need for performance based rewards and permissions systems (See Newsletter82 and about the failure of prescription standards (see Newsletter62, and our web page titled Changing Permissions and Rewards Systems to Get Ready for Carbon Trading and Meet the Sustainability Challenge

John is keen to co-operate and join in with universities, green organisations and right minded companies and governments that understand and want to help bring about the changes required for the survival of civilisation. He realises that he cannot do this on his own.

John is prepared to give lectures and has already done so as a visiting speaker in both the georgraphy and engineering departments of his local university.

There is plenty of new innovative intellectually stimulating information on the TecEco web site authored by John that would form the basis of support for him and John believes he can add value to those institutions endeavouring to create the changes required and attract funding to them. John has achieved the level of media mention and referral below which has been important in mainstreaming his ideas.

Date: What: Where: Who: Details: Links:
16 Dec 2007 Concrete ideas on saving the world The Sunday Tasmanian

Mark Worley

Discusses use of man made carbonates and wastes to build with.

The Mercury Article

19 February 2007 Interest hots up in Tassie road design The Mercury

Luke Sayer, The Mercury

This article is about our ideas for pervious pavement that saves water and could help turn around global warming.

The Mercury Article

15 February 2007

 

CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No. 64E

Heij, Elizabeth Network member John Harrison expands the concept of biomimicry introduced by Janine Benyus to include the mimicking of geochemical processes that take up CO2 and other industrial waste chemicals into new, structurally robust building materials and industrial feedstocks.

CSIRO Sustainability Newsletter 64

Search for "TecEco"

CSIRO Sustainability Network Newsletter web site

January 2007 Sustainability for the Cement and Concrete Industry (Part 2)

Cement Lime Gypsum International

ZKG International

John Harrison

Sustainability for the cement and concrete industry is discussed in the context of Kyoto and the looming fuel crisis.

ZKG International Article

November 2006 Sustainability for the Cement and Concrete Industry (part 1)

Cement Lime Gypsum International

ZKG International

John Harrison

Sustainability for the cement and concrete industry is discussed in the context of Kyoto and the looming fuel crisis.

ZKG International Article

Summer 2005 This is innovation, from the ground up CleanWisconsin The Defender

Reprinted by The Defender from Good for Business, a socially-responsible marketing communications, advertising
and design firm.

goodforbusiness.com.

John Harrison is The People’s Champ of the cement industry, or at least the people’s choice.
He was recently given that title on The New Inventors, a prime time call-in/log-on-to-vote TV show in his native Australia. Harrison and his firm, TecEco, have developed several cement technologies that have
the power to effectively and economically transform city streets—and the built environment around
them—into carbon “sinks”, rather than sources.

The Defender, Vol. 35 No. 3

Search for TecEco

Final Episode 2005 (Aust. 23 November 05) Eco-Cement ABC TV New Inventors   Eco-Cement is a new type of cement which incorporates magnesium oxide (magnesia) and wastes to make it environmentally sustainable. One of final 5 for the peoples choice.

ABC New Inventors

Search under 'E" for Eco-Cement

September/October 2005

The Role of Materials in Sustainable Construction

Materials Australia Vol 38 - No 5

Harrison, John

Materials are described as the key to sustainability, everything between the take and waste with a future role of sequestration and waste utilisation

Materials Australia Article

The Role of Materials in Sustainable Construction (PDF)

September 2005

Ordinary Portland Cement with extraordinary high CO2 emissions. What can be done to reduce them?

Building for a Future

McLeod, Rob Scott

Purported to examine the science behind cement and the alternatives that may be available to us. Unfortunately TecEco were not contacted and the figures used and assumptions made by the author are wrong.

Building for a Future

Ordinary Portland Cement

15 September 2005 Concrete's future looks lighter, greener

The Christian Science Monitor

Keim,Brandon

Short article about concretes of the future - mentions Eco-Cements

Christian Science Monitor

USA Today

August 2005 A concrete solution to waste

bcme TRADE

inventor profile editor

Short article about Tec and Eco-Cements

bcme Magazine Article

bcme Magazine web site

22 April 2005 The mix master

The Age. p19 and 20

 

Article:Carey, Adam

Picture:Schluter, Simon

Cement is one of the world's great polluters, but environmentally conscious businessman John Harrison reckons he can clean up with a remixed version of an old classic.

The Age Article

The Age Newspaper web site

03 April 2005 Tassie's Top Ten Inventions The Mercury, p24   Eco-Cement was the only invention featured since the 80's

The Mercury Article

The Mercury web site

March/May 2005 Cement alternative on inventors program Concrete in Australia, p26   Article in Concrete Australia

The Concrete Australia Article

The Concrete Institute of Australia web site

March 2005 Eco-Cement is the winner Construction Contractor, p11   TecEco's John Harrison is the winner Construction Contractor Article

Construction Contractor web site

 

14 March 2005 Carbon Eating Cement Gil Friend and Good FOUR Business   John Harrison is The People's Champ of the cement industry, or at least the people's choice.
He was recently given that title on
The New Inventors, a prime time call-in/log-on-to-vote TV show in his native Australia.

Gil Friend

or

Good FOUR Business

28 February 2005

Bouquet

CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No. 48E

Heij, Elizabeth Congratulations to Network Member John Harrison, Managing Director of TecEco Pty Ltd (www.tececo.com) and inventor of Tec, Eco and Enviro-Cements. In the 9 February episode of the ABC Television New Inventors show, John won the show with Eco-Cement. Not only did he win by unanimous choice of the judges on the night, but also by popular vote as “viewers’ choice”.

CSIRO Sustainability Newsletter

Search for "TecEco"

CSIRO Sustainability Network Newsletter web site

08 February 2005 Eco-Cement and aid in global warming fight The Mercury p8 Charles Waterhouse Report on Inventors Win

The Mercury Article

The Mercury web site

February 2005 Hobart invention may hold the solution to global warming Business Reporter, p5 Harrison, John Article in Tasmanian Business Reporter Tasmanian Business Reporter
Episode 1 2005 (Aust. 9 February 05) Eco-Cement ABC TV New Inventors   Eco-Cement is a new type of cement which incorporates magnesium oxide (magnesia) and wastes to make it environmentally sustainable.

ABC New Inventors

Search under 'E" for Eco-Cement

January 2005 Natural Advantage of Nations Book, list sustainable products "Eco-Cements" Hargroves, Karlson
Smith, Michael H
Mentions Eco-Cements. Unfortunate errors and misspelling. ISBN 1844071219 Earthscan
October 2004 New materials claim Eco-friendly tag Construction Contractor, p13   We may be on the verge of a technology and materials revolution that promises lower construction costs and a solution to problems such as global warming, waste and housing for the masses.

Construction Contractor

Construction Contractor web site

June/August 2004 The Cement Industry and Innovation: a new approach Concrete in Australia

Harrison, John

Cameron, Robert

Article in Concrete Australia

Concrete Australia

The Concrete Institute of Australia web site

May/June 2004 Materials Matters LA Architect Griff, Adam The future of materials

L A Architect

L A Architect web site

13 January 2004 Read all about it: ways to survive the future Sydney Morning Herald, p26 Grennan, Harvey The use of "Eco-Cement" in building
is part of a road map to a sustainable world devised by 85 Australian scientists and researchers
during a nine-month internet conference.

Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald web site

09 November 2003 Westminster Diary New Scientist Magazine, vol 176 issue 2368, p55 Dalyell, Tam Tam Dalyell on eco-friendly cement and Britain

New Scientist

New Scientist Magazine web site

July 2003 Cement firms snub low carbon Eco-Cement Ends Report, July 2003, Issue 342 Richens, James An innovative cement developed in Australia could offer significant cost-effective
reductions in the cement industry's growing emissions of carbon dioxide. Despite
evidence of its potential, cement companies appear to have set their faces against the
technology.

Ends Report

The ENDS Report web site

June 2003 'Eco-Cement' faces hardened
resistance
Climate Change Management Issue 3, p11   Article in Climate Change Management

Climate Change Management

Climate Change Management web site

28 May 2003 A rock and a hard place Society Guardian P86 Dyer, Owen

The Guardian

The Guardian Newspaper web site

21 April 2003 This is no ordinary brick Discovery Channel   Eco-Cement
This is no ordinary brick...Find out about a building material that actually cleans the air!

Discovery Channel

Find Eco-Cement and click on video

February/November 2003   Isos Online Conference   At least five per cent of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the manufacture and use of Portland cement. Eco-Cement, an Australian innovation, not only releases less CO2 during its manufacture, is also capable of sequestering CO2 and of recycling industrial waste.

ISOS Communique

Click on Communiqué on the top menu bar, then click on Communiqué under "Download Communiqué"

When the document opens search for Eco-Cement.

 

14 October 2002 Green entrepreneur in action: introducing network member, John Harrison of TecEco

CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No. 16E

Heij, Elizabeth  

CSIRO Sustainability Newsletter

Search for "TecEco"

13 September 2002 Sustainable Development The Mercury (Letters to the Editor) p14 Harrison, John Letter to the editor

The Mercury Article

The Mercury Site

22 August 2002 The next generation cement The Mercury "Clever Devils Supplement" p31 Vine Hall, Margaret Article in the 2002 "Clever Devils Supplement to the Mercury  
27 July 2002 Can Eco-Cement green Toronto Toronto Star, National Report, p5 Pearce, Fred Inventor says his alternative absorbs carbon dioxide, reducing global warming without hurting modern living.

Toronto Star

Toronto Star web site

17 July 2002 Eco-Cement Future Dimensions Negus, George A short program on Eco-Cement  
13 July 2002 Green Foundations New Scientist Magazine, vol 175 issue 2351, p38 Pearce, Fred It's time to make the concrete jungle emulate the real thing, says Fred Pearce.

New Scientist

New Scientist Magazine web site

April 2002 Tasmanian Technology Set to "Change the World" Tasmanian Business Reporter P26 ?   Tasmanian Business Report
21 March 2002 New Cement Winner The Mercury  

ECO-CEMENT developer TecEco, of Hobart, was awarded first prize at the Innovators and Inventors Expo 2002 in Launceston yesterday.

TecEco has developed a new magnesite-based building materials as an environmentally responsible alternative to conventional cement that is cheaper, more durable and recyclable.

Full text prev. column.
20 March 2002 TecEco Pty. Ltd. won the prize for the best innovation or invention. Innovators and Inventor Expo 2002, Launceston. Harrison, John The winner was judged by the Department of Science and Engineering of the University of Tasmania and announced by Professor Ned Pankhurst of the School of Aquaculture in Launceston. None
20 March 2002 Recycling in Bricks The Examiner   Article in Examiner re Innovators and Inventor Expo 2002, Launceston.

The Examiner Article

The Examiner Newspaper web site

March 2002 New Sustainable Building Material Answer to Global Warming National Business Bulletin, p43 Nettleship, Doug Case Study in the National Business Bulletin National Business Bulletin
15 March 2002 One way to make more environmentally friendly housing ON LINE opinion Harrison, John   ON LINE opinion

John has also published chapters in the following books

Document: Author: Contribution by John Harrison Notes: Date:
Advanced civil infrastructure materials. Science, mechanics and applications Hwai-Chung Wu, Associate Professor Chapter titled "Sustainable materials for the built environment"

Professor Wu works at Wayne State University where he lectures in materials and structural engineering. I was honoured to write a whole chapter in his book. H. C. Wu's Web Site

Aug 2006
Concrete Mix Design, Quality Control and Specification Ken Day Section in Concrete in the 22nd century Chapter titled "TecEco concretes"

Ken Day is a pioneer in the area of mix design and quality control and I was honoured to write a section of the 3rd edition of his important book. Ken Day's Web Site

2006

His own on line book about materials may be accessed at http://www.tececo.com/document.tececo_books.php John has been active around the world promoting the benefits of a carbonate man made environment and the TecEco binder technology and the following papers have been presented at the conferences listed

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Low Carbon Cements and Concrete in Modern Construction

John Harrison

UKIERI Congress "Innovations in Concrete Construction", NIT Jalandhar, India, 5-8 March 2013

Keynote presentation Conference 3, UKIERI Congress "Innovations in Concrete Construction" Jalandhar, India. Low Carbon Cements and Concrete in Modern Construction.

7 Mar 2013 5.2 Mb No
46

An update on Recent Advances in Carbonating and PC-GBFS-Flyash
Concretes with Added Reactive Magnesia

John Harrison

Concrete 2011, Burswood Complex, Perth WA, 14 Oct, 2011

An update on recent advances in Tec and Eco-Cements including the use of high proportions of flyash and SCMS with added reactive magnesia.

14 Oct 2011 3.53 Mb No
45

An overview of alternative mineral binder systems including novel concrete technologies addressing practical supply chain issues including energy

John Harrison

Concrete 2011, Burswood Complex, Perth WA, 13 Oct, 2011

An overview of the alternative mineral binder systems and composites made with them including novel concrete technologies addressing practical supply chain and economic issues including energy.

13 Oct 2011 1.65 Mb No
44

The Implementation and Advantages of Carbon Trading in the
Concrete Industry

John Harrison

Concrete 09, Luna Park, Sydney, 17–19 September 2009.

This presentation critically analyses our permissions (standards and the like) and rewards (building approvals etc.) systems and how they should be changed to facilitate carbon trading and as drivers for sustainability.

17 - 19 Sept, 2009 186 Kb No
43

Gaia Engineering - An Economic Approach to solving Climate Change,
Water and Waste Problems

John Harrison

Concrete 09, Luna Park, Sydney, 17–19 September 2009.

A paper that critically analyses the Kyoto process and suggests our Gaia Engineering alternative would work better. It suggests a way the concrete industry can profitably move forward.

17 - 19 Sept, 2009 267 Kb No
42

Profitable Solutions to Global Warming Without Legacies for Future Generations

John Harrison

Ecoforum 09, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, 28–30 April 2009.

Profitable Solutions to Global Warming Without Legacies for Future Generations. This paper critically analyses the Kyoto process and suggests our Gaia Engineering alternative would work better.

28 - 30 April, 2008 272 Kb No
41

After Kyoto - Making the Right Decisions

John Harrison

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Facing the Sustainability Challenge 2008. Wrest Point Hobart 11th June 2008

Replacing Kyoto - Making the Right Decisions

11 June 2008 13.1 Mb No
40

Gaia Engineering

John Harrison

Concrete 07, 18 - 20 October, 2007. Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

A synopsis on building with man made carbonate

20 Oct, 2007 1.2 Mb No
39

Gaia Engineering – Solving Water, Waste and CO2 Problems

John
Harrison

GREX 2007, 1-3 June, 2007, Bay 4, Australian Technology Park, Sydney.

This benchmark paper discusses viable solutions to water, waste and CO2 problems in the context of Gaia Engineering and was presented at the Australian International Green Build & Renewable Energy Exhibition and Conference, 1-3 June, 2007, Australian Technology Park, Sydney. 3 June, 2007 1.14 Mb No
37 Do Water Problems Exist in our Minds. John Harrison

Second Annual Information Exchange Forum, Tasmania, Australia, 14 March 2007

A paper challenging the cause and offering solutions to the the water crisis and coastal pollution. The benefits of TecEco Eco-Cement Permecocrete pervious pavement are analysed. 14 March, 2007 668 Mb No
36 TecEco Cement Concretes – Abatement, Sequestration and Waste Utilization in the Built Environment. John Harrison

Enviro06, Building Sustainable Cities, Melbourne, Australia.

This paper discusses the potential impact on sustainability of the new tec and Eco-Cement technologies 11 May - 2006 758 Kb No
35 Cementing Sustainability John Harrison

Enviro06, Building Sustainable Cities, Melbourne, Australia.

The use of new generation cements such as Eco-Cement to sequester carbon and bind wastes is also canvassed in this paper which defines an exciting, new and holistic approach to sustainability in the context of the cement industry. 11 May - 2006 379 Kb No
34 Role of Concrete Post Kyoto John Harrison

Enviro06, Building Sustainable Cities, Melbourne, Australia.

The Kyoto treaty came in to force on the 16th February, 2005 and member nations are wondering how they can meet their objectives. This paper demonstrates the potential of the concrete industry to deliver a large proportion of the emissions reduction required. 11 May - 2006 4.417 Mb No
33 Tec-Cement Update John Harrison

MaTe05
Materials and Testing: Science, Technology, Application. Fremantle, W.A. Australia, 30th October - 2nd November, 2005

Tec-Cements are discussed with particular emphasis on reactions and the consequences of internal water consumption by magnesia as it hydrates to Brucite. The most important characteristic of Tec-Cements is improved durability. Other properties affected include shrinkage, strength and rheology. 2nd Nov 2005 223 Kb No
32 TecEco Eco-Cement Masonry Product Update; Carbonation = Sequestration John Harrison

MaTe05
Materials and Testing: Science, Technology, Application. Fremantle, W.A. Australia, 30th October - 2nd November, 2005

Eco-Cements represent a novel new method of sequestering large amounts of CO2 as magnesium carbonates in construction materials as well as a method of lowering embodied energies and converting wastes to resources 2nd Nov 2005 236 Kb No
31 The Role of Materials in Sustainable Construction John Harrison

MaTe05
Materials and Testing: Science, Technology, Application. Fremantle, W.A. Australia, 30th October - 2nd November, 2005

Describes the potential of materials in the built environment to
deliver not only greater sequestration but conversion of many wastes to resources, solving two major problems facing the globe today.
2nd Nov 2005 166 Kb No
30 Tec-Cement Update John Harrison Concrete 05, Concrete Institute of Australia, 17-19 October, 2005, Melbourne An update on Tec-Cement concretes 19 Oct 2005 240 Kb No
29 TecEco Eco-Cement Masonry Product Update - Carbonation = Sequestration John Harrison Concrete 05, Concrete Institute of Australia, 17-19 October, 2005, Melbourne Describes Eco-Cements used in bricks, blocks pavers and mortars 19 Oct 2005 258 Kb No
28 TecEco Cement Concretes; Abatement, Sequestration
Utilization in the Built Environment
John Harrison Concrete 05, Concrete Institute of Australia, 17-19 October, 2005, Melbourne Discusses abatement, sequestration and waste utilization by Tec and Eco-Cements 19 Oct 2005 389 Kb No
27 Towards Making Pre-Mix Concrete Foolproof John Harrison Concrete 05, Concrete Institute of Australia, 17-19 October, 2005, Melbourne Discusses the ramifications of Tec-Cement concretes for sustainability 17 Oct 2005 260 Kb No
26 Carbonating and Hydraulic Mortars
- the difference is not only in the binder. Aggregates are also important
John Harrison Concrete 05, Concrete Institute of Australia, 17-19 October, 2005, Melbourne Discusses the historical record and the requirements of aggregates for proper carbonation 19 Oct 2005 194 Kb No
25 The Role of Concrete Post Kyoto - The Unrecognised Sequestration Solution ? John Harrison Concrete 05, Concrete Institute of Australia, 17-19 October, 2005, Melbourne Paper discussing the role of concrete post Kyoto and ramifications of TecEco technology 17 Oct 2005 748 Kb No
24 Tec-Cement Reactions - Can Hydraulic Cements and Geopolymers Merge? John Harrison Geopolymer 05, Saint Quentin, France, 29 Jun 05-01 Jul 05 Tec, Eco and Enviro-Cements: New markets for reactive magnesia 01 Jul 05 .28 Mb No
23 Tec, Eco and Enviro-Cements: New Markets for Reactive Magnesia John Harrison Magmin 2005, Wein, Austria, 12-14 Jun 2005 Tec, Eco and Enviro-Cements: New markets for reactive magnesia 14 Jun 05 1.72 Mb No
22 Kyoto Opportunities for the Masonry Industry John Harrison 10th Canadian Masonry Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 8-12 Jun 2005 Discusses Kyoto Opportunities for the Canadian Masonry Industry with Eco-Cements (one of three papers to the conference) 09 Jun 05 1.86 Mb No
21 TecEco Cement and Masonry Product Update John Harrison 10th Canadian Masonry Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 8-12 Jun 2005 Update on Tec and Eco-Cements (one of three Papers to the conference) 09 Jun 05 313 Kb No
20 Carbonating and Hydraulic Mortars John Harrison 10th Canadian Masonry Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 8-12 Jun 2005 Paper about carbonating mortars. The difference is not only in the binder, aggregates are also important if carbonating mortars are to set properly (one of three Papers to the conference). 09 Jun 05 188 Kb No
19 Greening Illinois John Harrison Greening the Heartland 2005, 31 May 2005-03 Jun 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Ideas for greening your country (one of three papers to the conference) 02 Jun 05 1.621 Kb No
18 Eco-Cement Bricks, Blocks and Pavers John Harrison Greening the Heartland 2005, 31 May 2005-03 Jun 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Discusses Eco-Cement bricks, blocks and pavers (one of three Papers to the conference) 02 Jun 05 314 Kb No
17 The Role of Construction Post Kyoto John Harrison Greening the Heartland 2005, 31 May 2005-03 Jun 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA, The role of construction post Kyoto (one of three papers to the conference) 02 Jun 05 314 Kb No
16 Greening Your Country John Harrison Presented at the Victorian Sustainability Conference, SB04 South East Asia, and Greening the Heartland (Chicago USA)

This paper is about maintaining perspective in the race to sustainability. It stresses that we need to understand more about how natural systems work and as much as possible mimic them in every way.

29 Mar 05 1.62 Mb No
15 Carbonation of Mortars and Requirements of Sand John Harrison Not yet allocated!

This paper discusses the potential and requirements for mortars containing lime or magnesia[1] to carbonate in a scientific and historical context.

10 Sep 04 178 Kb No
14 TecEco Cements; Carbonation = Sequestration;
Waste Utilization = Resource.
John Harrison International Sustainable Building Conference SB04 (SRIBS), Shanghai, China, 20-22 Sep 04. A paper that discusses the huge potential of including carbon and wastes for their physical property in materials for the built environment. 21 Sep 04 265 Kb No
13 Carbonation and Waste Utilization with Tec and Eco-Cements-Extended Abstract John Harrison Cement and Concrete Science 2004,Warwick, Coventry, UK, 2004, 16 - 17 Sep 04.

This paper is an extended abstract summarizing the properties of the new TecEco Tec and Eco-Cements as so far observed focusing on carbonation and waste utilization.

28 Aug 04 34 Kb No
12 Carbonation and Waste Utilization with Tec and Eco-Cements John Harrison Cement and Concrete Science 2004,Warwick, Coventry, UK, 2004, 16 - 17 Sep 04.

This paper summarizes the properties of the new TecEco tec and Eco-Cements as so far observed focusing on carbonation and waste utilization. The paper corrects previous incorrect assumptions regarding carbonation.

14 Aug 04 135 Kb Yes
11 Making Recycling Economic; The
Sustainability of Materials For The Built Environment
John Harrison Sustainable Waste Management and Recycling - Challenges and Opportunities, Kingston University, London, UK, 14-15 Sep 04 The closing keynote address/Paper that explores ways of making sustainability economic. 15 Sep 04 1 Mb No
10 TecEco Eco-Cement Masonry Product
Update; Carbonation = Sequestration
John Harrison 7th Australian Masonry Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 13-16 Jul 2004 An update on the TecEco Eco-Cement technology with particular reference to block making and mortars. 16/0704 364 Kb No
9 Magnesium Cements Fundamental for Sustainability in the Built Environment John Harrison Advances to Concrete Through Science and Engineering, Evanston, Illinois, USA, 22-24 Mar 2004

This paper summarizes sustainability aspects of the new TecEco Cements.

24 Mar 04 580 Kb No
8 Letter - No paper printed John Harrison ICFRC International Conference on Fibre Composites, High Performance Concretes and Smart Materials, Chennai, India, 8-10 Jan 2004

A paper was not included in the proceeding due to short notice. John Harrison did however give an invited speach.

08 Nov 04 87 Kb No
7 The Properties of Magnesia - Portland Cement - Pozzolan Blends John Harrison Eighth International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, New Delhi, India, 18-21 Nov 2003.

This paper summarizes the properties of the new magnesia[1], Portland Cement pozzolan blends as so far observed.

21 Nov 03 133 Kb No
6 The Case for and Ramifications of Blending Reactive Magnesia with Portland Cement John Harrison International Symposium on Innovative World of Concrete, Pune, India,18-21 Sep 2003.

This paper summarizes the properties of the new TecEco Cements as so far observed.

20 Sep 03 387 Kb No
5 Letter - No paper printed John Harrison

Cement and Concrete Science Annual Conference, Leeds, UK, 08-09 Sep 2003.

A paper was not included in the proceeding due to short notice. 09 Sep 03 87 Kb No
4 Emissions Reduction and Other Advantages of TecEco Cements John Harrison The Role of Concrete in Sustainable Development, Dundee, Scotland, 03-04 Sep 2003.

This paper summarizes the properties of the new TecEco cements as so far observed.

04 Sep 03 187 Kb No
3 The TecEco project: the factors of cement and climate change. John Harrison ISOS Online Conference. January - November 2003

The TecEco project: the factors of cement and climate change. Note that the science of TecEco binders is continuously changing. Since this paper was written and published we have determined that the carbonates formed are an amorphous phase, lansfordite and nesquehonite.

27 Aug 03 48 Kb No
2 The Case for and Ramifications of Blending Reactive Magnesia with Portland Cement John Harrison Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore, 27-29 Aug 2003. The science, technical advantages and environmental advantages of blending reactive magnesia[1] with Portland cement are discussed from a theoretical point of view 27 Aug 03 389 Kb No
1 New Cements Based on the Addition of Reactive Magnesia to Portland Cement with or without added Pozzolan John Harrison CIA Conference, Concrete in the Third Millennium, Brisbane, Australia, 17-19 Jul 2003. The merits of adding reactive magnesia[1] to Portland cement (PC) with or without added pozzolans are considered 18 Jul 03 145 Kb No

The presentations given can be downloaded from here. From time to time John has accepted students as interns and the reports they have written are detailed below.

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Report by Thomas Corsan John Harrison Report by Thomas Corsan, interned 4th Year Chemical Engineering Student, Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR),France 20 August 2008 Not yet loaded  
Report by Pierre Perrault John Harrison Report by Pierre Perrault, interned 4th Year Engineering Student from L'Ecole des Mines D'Albi, France 20 August 2008 2.1 Mb Yes

A large number of articles have been republished around the world originated from either the TecEco available at http://www.tececo.com/document.newsletter.backissues.php or from articles or journal and occasional papers published on the TecEco web site. A list of articles below is followed by a list of journal and occasional papers.

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12 The Role of Materials in Sustainable Construction John Harrison Materials are described as the key to sustainability, everything between the take and waste with a future role of sequestration and waste utilisation 2 Nov 05 163 Kb No
11 New Markets for Magnesia John Harrison A short article describing how TecEco innovations will create new markets for magnesia. 14 Mar 05 4.3 Mb No
10 Global Warming can be Solved Using TecEco Technology John Harrison A short article explaining why Australia in particular should join Kyoto and how TecEco could solve the problem of global warming. 02 Mar 05 2.3 Mb No
9 Making Money by Changing the Technology Paradigm John Harrison A short three page article about making money by changing the technology paradigm. 12 Sep 04 43 Kb No
8 The Importance of Materials in Construction John Harrison A short three page article about the importance of materials in construction. 09 Sep 04 16 Kb No
7 The Cement and Concrete Industry - Future Developments John Harrison Discussion about the need for technical evolution to solve global warming problems. 08 Jun 04 140 Kb No
6 The Cement Industry and Innovation - A New Approach Robert Cameron and John Harrison An article about how formula based standards reduce innovation in the industry. 20 May 04 125 Kb No
5 The Natural Solution to Global Warming John Harrison A history of the development of the earth's atmosphere. 21 Apr 02 479 Kb No
4 Global Warming, Learned Helplessness, Entrepreneurs and the Me Society John Harrison Some of John's ideas as to why it is so hard to make changes. 02 Mar 02 1.16 Mb No
3 Meeting the Materials Challenge of the Future John Harrison A short article outlining why materials are so important for sustainability. 13 Mar 04 43 Kb No
2 TecEco Cements - A Way Forward for the Kyoto Process John Harrison A paper about the importance of the technology to the Kyoto process. 12 Aug 03 120 Kb No
1 The Cement Industry and Innovation - A New Way for a New World Robert Cameron and John Harrison A paper about innovation, the technical paradigm and need for change. 18 May 04 203 Kb No

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Mineral and Geological Sequestration Combined John Harrison Document prepared for representatives of the Tasmanian Department of State Development and Ausindustry about sequestration. 07 Feb 05 .8 Mb No
The Carbonation of Mortars and Requirements of Sand John Harrison

This paper summarizes the properties of the new TecEco Eco-Cements as so far observed and corrects previous incorrect assumptions regarding carbonation.

10 Sep 04 160 Kb No

John has also written a large number of web pages and technical documents that may be accessed at http://localhost/TecEco/document.technical.php

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