Review on Potential of Geopolymer for Concrete Repair and Rehabilitation
1 Center of Excellence Geopolymer & Green Technology (CeGeoGTech), School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), P.O Box 77, D/A Pejabat Pos Besar, 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), P.O Box 77, D/A Pejabat Pos Besar, 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia
3 School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Engineering Campus, 14300 Nibong Tebal, P. Pinang, Malaysia
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Cracking, spalling, surface deterioration, seepage and other concrete damage of the existing infrastructure have raised concern among residents, local authorities and developers. Dealing with concrete infrastructure rehabilitation is an important issue due to most of infrastructures today are concrete based. To simply patch up the spalling concrete as temporary solution and sooner or later, the cracks will return to haunt. This paper reviewed the current research and studies on concrete repair materials, highlighting the properties of geopolymer. It covers geopolymer repair materials which addressed in the field of concrete infrastructure rehabilitation. Geopolymer had good repair characteristics and displays the potential as an excellent repair material.
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