Investigation of the Behavior and Mechanism of Action of Ether-Based Polycarboxylate Superplasticizers Absorption on Large Bibulous Stone Powder

Zuiliang Deng, Guimin Lu, Lefeng Fu, Weishan Wang, Baicun Zheng
2021 Materials  
The aim of this paper is to study the adsorption behavior of polycarboxylate superplasticizers (PCE) on coarse aggregates with a property of high water consumption (above 2%). The coarse aggregates were ground into a powder to create large bibulous stone powder, and it was observed that significant amounts of the ether-based PCE were absorbed onto large bibulous stone powder. The adsorption rate immediately reached a maximum after 5 min and then gradually decreased until an equilibrium
more » ... n was established after 30 min. Zeta potential, infrared spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) measurements confirmed that the polycarboxylate superplasticizer adsorbed on the surface of the stone powder. Hydrodynamic diameter measurements showed that the polycarboxylate superplasticizer molecules were smaller than pore size, and the surface area and pore volume were reduced by the polymer incorporation in the pores.
doi:10.3390/ma14112736 pmid:34067289 fatcat:4vziuxvsxra4xocenr56uapzey