Research on the Variation of pH Value of the Ordinary Concrete and Fly Ash Concrete in the Carbonation Process
The accelerated carbonation test was carried out for the ordinary concrete and fly ash concrete. Influences of water-cement ratio, carbonation age and fly ash content on pH value were researched. The results show that carbonation depth, including incomplete carbonized zone, can be effectively reduced by reducing water-cement ratio. So lower water-cement ratio means high performance of resistance of carbonate. The use of fly ash can optimize concrete pore morphology, it’s beneficial for anti-carbonation. However, It disadvantageous to anti-carbonation because of less carbonation material. By taking appropriate mixture of fly ash we can not only enhance the anti-carbonation ability of concrete, but also reduce the use of cement to get well economic benefits.
Hui Li, Yan Feng Liu, Ming Guo, Rui Zhang and Jing Du
G. Z. Qi et al., "Research on the Variation of pH Value of the Ordinary Concrete and Fly Ash Concrete in the Carbonation Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 374-377, pp. 1934-1937, 2012