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Advances in Concrete Construction   Volume 6, Number 4, August 2018, pages 387-405
Feasibility study of ambient cured geopolymer concrete –A review
Bharat Bhushan Jindal

Abstract     [Full Text]
    Geopolymer concrete is a fastest developing field of research for utilizing industrial and agro waste materials as an alternative for Portland cement based concrete. Geopolymers are formed by the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates rich materials termed as geopolymerization. The process of geopolymerization requires elevated temperature curing which restricts its application to precast industry. This review summarizes the work carried out on developing the geopolymer concrete with the addition of various mineral admixtures at ambient curing temperature conditions. An overview of studies promoting the geopolymer concrete in general building construction is presented. Literature study revealed that geopolymer concrete with the addition of admixtures can exhibit desirable properties at ambient temperature conditions.
Key Words
    geopolymer concrete; ambient curing; admixtures; compressive strength; durability
Bharat Bhushan Jindal: Department of Civil Engineering, M. M. University, Ambala, Haryana, India

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