The Effect of Fly Ash on Calcium Leaching Properties of Cement Pastes in Ammonium Chloride Solution
The damage process of pure cement pastes with water to cementing material ratios of 0.30, 0.40, 0.50 and 0.60 and fly ash modified pastes with mass fraction of 10%, 30%, 40% and 55% were studied by using ammonium chloride solution with concentrations of 6 mol/l. The total leaching depth, leaching depth, porosity and compressive strength of these pastes leached for 14, 28, 56, 91 and 140 days were tested. The influences of W/C ratio and fly ash content on these properties were analyzed, the relationship between the two factors and the corrosion resistance of pastes was summarized. The results show that the total leaching depth of fly ash modified paste is larger than that of pure cement paste. However, the fly ash modified paste suffers various degree of lowered increment in porosity and strength loss (in percentage) in connection with the added content.
H. Yang et al., "The Effect of Fly Ash on Calcium Leaching Properties of Cement Pastes in Ammonium Chloride Solution", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1162-1170, 2011