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Advances in Nano Research
  Volume 3, Number 4, December 2015, pages 225-242
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/anr.2015.3.4.225
 

Effect of firing temperatures on alkali activated Geopolymer mortar doped with MWCNT
H.M. Khater and H.A. Abd El Gawwad

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    The current investigation aims to study performance of geopolymer mortar reinforced with Multiwalled carbon nanotubes upon exposure to 200oC to 1000oC for 2 hrs. MWCNTs are doped into slag Geopolymer mortar matrices in the ratio of 0.0 to 0.4, % by weight of binder. Mortar composed of calcium aluminosilicate to sand (1:2), however, binder composed of 50% air cooled slag and 50% water cooled slag. Various water / binder ratios in the range of 0.114-0.129 used depending on the added MWCNT, while 6 wt., % sodium hydroxide used as an alkali activator. Results illustrate reduction in mechanical strength with temperature except specimens containing 0.1 and 0.2% MWCNT at 200oC, while further increase in temperature leads to decrease in strength values of the resulting geopolymer mortar. Also, decrease in firing shrinkage with MWCNT up to 0.1% at all firing temperatures up to 500oC is observed, however the shrinkage values increase with temperature up to 500oC. Further increase on the firing temperature up to 1000oC results in an increase in the volume due to expansion.
 
Key Words
    MWCNT; geopolymer; mortar; WCS; ACS; thermal stability
 
Address
H.M. Khater and H.A. Abd El Gawwad: Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBNRC), 87 El-Tahreer St., Dokki, Giza, P.O. Box 1770, Cairo, Egypt
 

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