Gel deterioration in alkali-activated slag and fly ash pastes under natural carbonation

Marija Nedeljkovic, Corrie van Hoek, Enno Zinngrebe, Sieger van der Laan, Guang Ye

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Abstract

Carbonation of alkali-activated fly ash (FA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) pastes has been investigated after one year of exposure to 0.038 % (v/v) CO2 at 20°C, 55% RH. In particular, the aim was to study the gel deterioration in the samples and changes of the compositions and proportions of the individual chemical domains after carbonation. For that purpose, a new method called PhAse Recognition and Characterization (PARC) [1] based on SEM-EDS elemental mapping was used. The paste bulk chemical composition was evaluated with PARC and XRF. The crystalline products of carbonation were determined and quantified with X-ray diffraction (XRD). Local microanalysis shows that carbonation of the pastes was occurring predominantly around GBFS particles (carbonation of Ca-(Na-)Al-Si-H+Mg gel) and throughout the gel (carbonation of Ca-(Na-)Al-Si-H and Ca-(Na-)Si-H).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Subtitle of host publication(SLD4) 27-30 August 2018 – Delft, Netherlands
EditorsGuang Ye, Yong Yuan, Claudia Romero Rodriguez, Hongzhi Zhang, Branko Šavija
PublisherRilem
Pages512-515
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-35158-213-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event4th International Conference on Service
Life Design for Infrastructures
- Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameRilem proceedings
PublisherRilem
NumberPRO 125

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Service
Life Design for Infrastructures
Abbreviated titleSLD4
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period27/08/1830/08/18

Keywords

  • Alkali-activated GBFS and FA
  • gel
  • Carbonation
  • PARC

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