Influencing factors and new developments of fly ash based geopolymer

Chen, Si and Zhuge, Yan and Xu, Deping (2014) Influencing factors and new developments of fly ash based geopolymer. Advanced Materials Research, 831. pp. 62-66. ISSN 1022-6680


This paper presents a discussion of factors affecting the performance of fly ash based geopolymer, and some recent innovations on fly ash based geopolymer. The characteristics of fly ash based geopolymer are discussed in terms of the effects of raw material selection, alkaline activators, and curing procedures. Nowadays, researchers have used geopolymer as a cementitious material to develop innovative geopolymer materials, such as porous, fibre reinforced and foam fly ash based geopolymer concrete, which are greener than the traditional cementitious material. The high-calcium fly ashes could be used to produce porous fly ash based geopolymer composites with satisfactory mechanical properties. The addition of fibres increases greatly the ductility of geopolymer. Foam can be added to the geopolymeric mixture to produce lightweight concrete. However, the manufacturing of fly ash-based geopolymer foam concrete has not been explored too much.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Permanent restricted access to Published Version due to publisher copyright restrictions. Paper presented at: 3rd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials (CEBM 2013), Hong Kong, 7-8 Dec 2013
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 09:26
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 06:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: fly ash; solid wastes; lightweight geopolymer; porous geopolymer
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030305 Polymerisation Mechanisms
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4028/

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