Geopolymer from Kaolin in China: an overview

Zhang, Z. H. and Zhu, H. J. and Zhou, C. H. and Wang, H. (2016) Geopolymer from Kaolin in China: an overview. Applied Clay Science, 119 (1). pp. 31-41. ISSN 0169-1317


The use of kaolin and calcined kaolin (metakaolin:MK) to manufacture geopolymer has attractedworldwide interests.
The aimof this paper is to present an overview on the progress of the geopolymer research and development
in China in the last 25 years. The works on geopolymerisation mechanisms, microstructure development,
properties and the application development of geopolymers as green building material, thermal resistant material
and advanced inorganic composites and ceramics are reviewed. Most of these works have been published,
many of which are in Chinese, and have made significant contribution to the progress of geopolymer science
and technology, as a whole from a global view. The latest experimental results of efflorescence and phase transformation are discussed as two key issues regarding to the application of MK-based geopolymers.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 04:22
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2017 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: kaolin, metakaolin, alkali-activation, geopolymer, efflorescence, durability
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2015.04.023

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