Geopolymer Concrete Fabricated by Waste Concrete Sludge with Silica Fume
As a relatively new material, geopolymer concrete offers the benefits as a construction material for sustainable development. It utilized waste materials such as recycled concrete sludge, fly ash and etc. It has a very low rate of green house gas emission when compared to ordinary Portland cement. In this study, the component of geopolymer is concrete sludge, metakaolin and water glass, NaOH was used as alkalin activator. To improve the mechanical properties, the amount of NaOH and water glass were varied to obtain higher strength and the specimens were cured both in air and water, then their mechanical properties like compressive strength and bending strength were measured the microstructures were investigated.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
Z. X. Yang et al., "Geopolymer Concrete Fabricated by Waste Concrete Sludge with Silica Fume", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 791-794, 2009