GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE AN ECO-FRIENDLY CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology
The objective of this research work was to produce a carbon dioxide emission free cementious material. The geopolymer concrete is such a vital and promising one. In this present study the main limitations of fly ash based geopolymer concrete are slow setting of concrete at ambient temperature and the necessity of heat curing are eliminated by addition of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) powder which shows considerable gain in strength. The Alkaline liquids used in this study for the
... this study for the polymerization process are the solutions of sodium hydroxide (NaoH) and sodium silicate (Na 2 Sio 3 ). A 12 Molarity solution was taken to prepare the mix. The cube compressive strength was calculated for 12M solution for different mix Id i.e. F 90 G 10 , F 80 G 20 , F 70 G 30 , and F 60 G 40 (Where F and G are, respectively, Fly Ash and GGBS and the numerical value indicates the percentage of replacement of cement by fly ash and GGBS).The cube specimens are taken of size 100 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm. Ambient curing of concrete at room temperature was adopted. In total 36 cubes were cast for different mix Id and the cube specimens are tested for their compressive strength at age of 1 day, 7 days and 28 days respectively. The result shows that geopolymer concrete cubes gains strength within 24 hours without water curing at ambient temperature. Also the strength of geopolymer concrete was increased with increase in percentage of GGBS in a mix. It was observed that the mix Id F 60 G 40 gave maximum compressive strength of 80.50 N/mm 2 . Also the splitting tensile strength and flexural strength for the mix F 60 G 40 was done. Thus the geopolymer concrete is considered to be an environmentally pollution free construction material.