Activating process of geopolymer source material: kaolinite

Zhang, Zuhua and Yao, Xiao and Zhu, Huajun and Hua, Sudong and Chen, Yue (2009) Activating process of geopolymer source material: kaolinite. Journal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition, 24 (1). pp. 132-136. ISSN 1000-2413


The calcining process was recorded by differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry (DSC-TG). The dehydroxylation (activating process) was partitioned into two steps by calculating and comparing the O—H bond lengths between inner hydroxyl group and surface hydroxyl group, as well as the ionic bond of Al—OH and position of —OH. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and compressive strength measurement show that the activity of calcined materials increases with the increasing of temperature in dehydroxylation region but decreases abruptly in the 'spine' region. The suggested temperature for activating kaolinite is 900 ℃.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: © 2009 Wuhan University of Technology and Springer-Verlag GmbH. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2014 05:05
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2019 05:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: geopolymer; kaolinite; activating; dehydroxylation; bond length
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091209 Polymers and Plastics
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030503 Organic Chemical Synthesis
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400505 Construction materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401609 Polymers and plastics
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3405 Organic chemistry > 340503 Organic chemical synthesis
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
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