Resistance of Alkali-Activated Blended Volcanic Ash-MSWI-FA Mortar in Sulphuric Add and Artificial Seawater

Tome, Sylvain and Nana, A and Kaze, C R and Djobo, J N Y and Alomyri, T and Kamseu, E and Etoh, Marie-Annie and Etame, Jacques and Kumar, Sanjay (2021) Resistance of Alkali-Activated Blended Volcanic Ash-MSWI-FA Mortar in Sulphuric Add and Artificial Seawater. Silicon .

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This paper investigates the resistance of alkali-activated binder from volcanic ash (VA) + Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Fly Ash (MSWI-FA) system exposed into sulphuric acid solution and artificial seawater at 56 days. The effect of these aggressive media on the physical, structural, mechanical and microstructural properties of alkali-activated mortars was discussed. The degradation was studied using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The decrease of compressive strength after 56 days was 9.10%, 22.08%, 32.5% in artificial seawater, 2% H2SO4 and 4% H2SO4, respectively. The loss of strength in both media is primarily due to the fact that the water molecules present in these media penetrated into the pore cavities between binders and aggregates, making them weak. In an acidic medium, it is also due to the decalcification and depolymerization reactions whereas in seawater medium, it is attributed to the movement of content ions and probable formation of Friedel's salt. The results disclose that VA + MSWI-FA based alkali activated materials resist better in seawater than in sulphuric acid solution. Synergistic use of volcanic ash and MSWI-FA for construction materials through alkaline activation looks like the upcoming trend to valorize these wastes.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Volcanic ash; MSWI-FA; Alkali-activated binder; Resistance; Acid; Seawater
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:8341
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:20 Apr 2021 15:42
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