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Fly Ash Porous Material using Geopolymerization Process for High Temperature Exposure
School of Material Engineering, University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), P.O. Box 77, D/A Pejabat Pos Besar, Kangar, Perlis 01000, Malaysia
King Abdul Aziz City Science & Technology (KACST), P.O. Box 6086, Riyadh 11442, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Received: 13 January 2012; in revised form: 24 February 2012 / Accepted: 19 March 2012 / Published: 10 April 2012
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a study on the effect of temperature on geopolymers manufactured using pozzolanic materials (fly ash). In this paper, we report on our investigation of the performance of porous geopolymers made with fly ash after exposure to temperatures from 600 °C up to 1000 °C. The research methodology consisted of pozzolanic materials (fly ash) synthesized with a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium silicate solution as an alkaline activator. Foaming agent solution was added to geopolymer paste. The geopolymer paste samples were cured at 60 °C for one day and the geopolymers samples were sintered from 600 °C to 1000 °C to evaluate strength loss due to thermal damage. We also studied their phase formation and microstructure. The heated geopolymers samples were tested by compressive strength after three days. The results showed that the porous geopolymers exhibited strength increases after temperature exposure.
Keywords: geopolymer; pozzolanic material; thermal analysis
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Abdullah, M.M.A.B.; Jamaludin, L.; Hussin, K.; Bnhussain, M.; Ghazali, C.M.R.; Ahmad, M.I. Fly Ash Porous Material using Geopolymerization Process for High Temperature Exposure. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2012, 13, 4388-4395.
Abdullah MMAB, Jamaludin L, Hussin K, Bnhussain M, Ghazali CMR, Ahmad MI. Fly Ash Porous Material using Geopolymerization Process for High Temperature Exposure. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2012; 13(4):4388-4395.
Abdullah, Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri; Jamaludin, Liyana; Hussin, Kamarudin; Bnhussain, Mohamed; Ghazali, Che Mohd Ruzaidi; Ahmad, Mohd Izzat. 2012. "Fly Ash Porous Material using Geopolymerization Process for High Temperature Exposure." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 13, no. 4: 4388-4395.