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Volume 361, 2022Concrete Solutions 2022 – 8th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Durability & Technology
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Theme 5 - Concrete and Admixture Technology|
|Published online||30 June 2022|
Effect of different mixture parameters on the setting time of fly ash/rice husk ash-based geopolymer mortar
1 Department of Engineering Sciences, University of the Free State, South Africa
2 Department of Civil Engineering, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
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The present study investigated the effects of different mixture parameters on the setting time of fly ash/rice husk ash – based geopolymer mortars. Mortar mixtures were prepared using fly ash and rice husk ash as the raw material, activated using a blended alkali activator solution consisting of sodium hydroxide (SH) and sodium silicate (SS). The concentration of SH was varied from 10M to 14M, while the SS/SH ratio was varied to 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0. The ratio of alkali activator solution to binder (A/B) was also varied from 0.45 to 0.55. Fresh mortar mixtures were subjected to setting time measurement at curing temperatures of 80 °C. Cubes of 50 mm size were also prepared and subjected to compressive strength testing at different ages. Results showed that increases in both parameters comprising SS/SH ratio and SH concentration resulted in reduction of setting time, while rise in A/B ratio led to increase in setting time of mortars.
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