Micro Experimental Research on Cement Stone under Sulfate Erosion
In this article, micro investigation of the cement stone under sulfate erosion is carried out by using SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope). The XRD method is also employed to semi-quantitatively analyze the erosion product. The cement stones whose water-cement is 0.45, 0.55, 0.65, respectively, immersed in sulfate solution whose sulfate ion concentrations is 0%, 3%, 4%, 5%, 6%. After different immersion time of 24 days, 45 days and 60 days, the microstructure of samples is detect by the SEM. The energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) is taken to determine the general elements in samples. The XRD method is employed to semi-quantitatively determine the weight percents of ettringite and gypsum in cement stone samples. Through comparative analysis, it tries to point out how the sulfate ion and water-cement ratio will affect the erosion products.
J. Zhu et al., "Micro Experimental Research on Cement Stone under Sulfate Erosion", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 588-589, pp. 95-103, 2012