Strength Enhancement of Bottom Ash-Based Polymer Concretes
To replace bottom ash for natural sand completely, the mix proportions of bottom ash in concrete was adjusted according to tab density and replacement ratio of polymeric resin/Potland cement(PC) were established. And then testing for slump, setting time, and compressive strength was conducted. According to test results, the compressive strength of concrete using the bottom ash was lower than that of concrete using natural sand (BA0 concrete). But by adjusting the amount of bottom ash in concrete according tab density so that the fine aggregate proportions change 44% to 38%, the compressive strength of concrete using the bottom ash could even be higher than BA0 concrete. And as the polymeric resin content of bottom ash concrete increased, strength would be increased drastically, but proper dispersant should be cooperated with polymeric resin cement with fine bottom ash powders.
Z. Tonković and M.H. Aliabadi
J. M. Zhao et al., "Strength Enhancement of Bottom Ash-Based Polymer Concretes", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 488-489, pp. 278-281, 2012