Durability Improvement of Cement Binders against Alkali Deterioration of Glass Fiber Embedded in Mortar or Acid Attack in Sewerage by Incorporating with Blast Furnace Fume

This study deals first with the deterioration of glass fiber in mortar due to the alkali of cement and how to improve the deterioration of the glass fiber in mortar using special admixture of blast furnace fume (BFF). The deterioration is estimated by an accelerated test flexural strength of mortar stored in water at 80 degrees centigrade for 3 weeks. Secondly, the deterioration of mortar due to sulfuric acid attack using BFF is investigated. Dust collected from the top of Chinese small-sized iron blast furnaces is called BFF in Japan, and is used as admixture for high strength concrete in China. BFF is composed of very fine particles with spherical shape. Its average grain size is several micrometers in diameter. Test results of this first study shows that the deterioration of glass fiber in mortar due to alkali is not improved by using BFF alone but is significantly improved by using both BFF and blast furnace slag (BFS) or silica fume (SF). Concerning acid attack, it is found that the deterioration of mortar in dilute sulfuric acid is significantly decreased by using both of BFF and BFS or SF.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1493-1508
  • Monograph Title: Seventh International Symposium on the Utilization of High Strength/High-Performance Concrete
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1 & 2

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  • Accession Number: 01005890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0870311808
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2005 11:48AM