The participation in scientific conference.
Name: 8th Scientific-Technical Conference on Material Problems in Civil Engineering MATBUD’2018,
Place: Cracow, Poland,
Date: 25-27 June 2018.
Topic: The Effect of Additives on the Properties of Metakaolin and Fly Ash Based Geopolymers
Short information: The main objective of the presented research work was to design a new composite for practical applications, especially in construction industry. The paper presents the results of research of geopolymer composites based on geopolymer binders made of metakaolin and fly ash with the addition of titanium oxide and aluminum-calcium cements (including mainly calcium monoglinate) in amount of 4 and 6% by weight. Research methods applied: tests for mechanical properties (compressive strength tests), scanning microscopy investigations (SEM) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). The results show that the addition of aluminum-calcium cements (including calcium monoglinate) significantly increases the compressive strength of geopolymers. Geopolymers based on fly ash with the addition of 6% calcium-aluminum cement with a calcium monoglinate content above 69% are characterized by compressive strength above 50 MPa, while geopolymers from metakaolin with the same additive were characterized by compressive strength above 80 MPa.
More information about event: https://www.matbud.edu.pl/