Geopolymer materials based on the electric arc furnace slag
Janković Častvan, Ivona
Radmilović, Vuk V.
Radmilović, Velimir R.
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The remelting of iron and steel scrap in the electric arc furnaces generates the non-hazardous waste – electric arc furnace slag (EAFS), which can be disposed of to appropriate landfills. Currently, this slag found its application in conventional concrete production to improve its mechanical, chemical and physical properties, as an additive to asphalt base mixture and in cement production. In this study we have investigated the effect of alkaline dosage on the strength and thermal resistance of EAFS based geopolymers. The results have shown that these materials are mainly amorphous with some crystal phases remained from the undisolved EAFS such as larnite, gehlenite, wuestite, monticellite, calcite. Compressive strength of these materials is strongly influenced by the alkaline dosage. An increase of NaOH concentration in the interval of 7-10 M leads to the increase of geopolymer’s strength. The maximal compressive strength of EAFS based geopolymer was obtained using the 10 M NaOH. Furt...her increase of alkaline dosage to the value of 13 M NaOH results in the slight decrease of the geopolymer strength. Additionally, depending on the synthesis parameters, EAFS based geopolymers exhibit improved durability in high temperature environments in comparison with conventional cement based materials. All investigated samples exhibit a shrinkage which is attributed to the change of porosity. The mass loss due to the loss of water was also observed. This research was supported by a Ministry of Science of Montenegro under the contract No 01-460.
Keywords:geopolymers / electric arc furnace slag / concrete production
Source:The Fifteenth Annual Conference YUCOMAT 2013: Programme and the Book of Abstracts, 2013, 47-47
- Belgrade : Materials Research Society of Serbia
- Ministry of Science of Montenegro, Project no. 01-460
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