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Materials 2016, 9(5), 347; doi:10.3390/ma9050347

Characteristics of an Extrusion Panel Made by Applying a Modified Curing Method

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, 283, Goyang-daero, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonngi-do 10223, Korea
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Academic Editor: Jorge de Brito
Received: 29 February 2016 / Revised: 28 April 2016 / Accepted: 29 April 2016 / Published: 7 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
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CO2 emitted from building materials and the construction materials industry has reached about 67 million tons. Controls on the use of consumed fossil fuels and the reduction of emission gases are essential for the reduction of CO2 in the construction area as one reduces the second and third curing to emit CO2 in the construction materials industry. In this study, a new curing method was addressed by using a low energy curing admixture (LA) in order to exclude autoclave curing. The new curing method was applied to make panels. Then, its physical properties, depending on the mixed amount of fiber, type of fiber and mixed ratio of fiber, were observed. The type of fiber did not appear to be a main factor that affected strength, while the LA mixing ratio and mixing amount of fiber appeared to be major factors affecting the strength. Applying the proposed new curing method can reduce carbon and restrain the use of fossil fuels through a reduction of the second and third curing processes, which emit CO2 in the construction materials industry. Therefore, it will be helpful to reduce global warming. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon dioxide; steam curing; ground granulated blast furnace slag; ladle furnace slag carbon dioxide; steam curing; ground granulated blast furnace slag; ladle furnace slag

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Kim, H.; Park, S.; Lee, S. Characteristics of an Extrusion Panel Made by Applying a Modified Curing Method. Materials 2016, 9, 347.

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