Effect of Perma-Zyme on Properties of Tabia Used to Protect Ancient Earthen Ruins
Perma-Zyme is an enzymatic stabilizer. To test the feasibility of adding Perma-Zyme to tabia used to protect ancient earthen ruins, the 28d unconfined compression strength, permeability and color-difference were tested to determine the difference between the tabia and tabia treated with Perma-Zyme. The experimental results show that the 28d unconfined compression strengths of specimens treated with Perma-Zyme are higher than those without Perma-Zyme, and the color-difference(DE*) between the tabia and tabia mixed Perma-zyme is larger than 3(suggested color tolerance Chinese standardized GB/T 15608-2006), and the permeability coefficient of tabia mixed Perma-Zyme is smaller than that without Perma-Zyme, i.e., has better impermeability. Box dimension values of SEM images(with different scale bars) of samples were computed by box-counting method. Box dimension values of SEM images of the same sample are different on different scale bars. The analysis shows that SEM microstructure of the tabia sample treated with Perma-Zyme is finer and denser than the one without Perma-Zyme.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
H. T. Peng et al., "Effect of Perma-Zyme on Properties of Tabia Used to Protect Ancient Earthen Ruins", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 327-334, 2011