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Effect of Magnetized Water on the Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concrete Block Pavers

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Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad 91775-1111, Iran
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Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad 91775-1436, Iran
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Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georresources, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
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Materials 2018, 11(9), 1647; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11091647
Received: 21 August 2018 / Revised: 4 September 2018 / Accepted: 5 September 2018 / Published: 7 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
In this research, the effect of magnetized water on the mechanical and durability behavior of concrete block pavers was investigated. For this purpose, a total of five mixes were prepared with water that passed through a permanent magnetic field 10, 20, 40, and 80 times at a constant speed of 2.25 m/s. Compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength, resistance to sulfuric acid attack, water absorption tests, and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) analyses were conducted. The compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and flexural strength test results showed a significant positive effect of using magnetized water. The remaining tests also revealed that using magnetized water increases the resistance of concrete block pavers to sulfuric acid attack and decreases their water absorption. View Full-Text
Keywords: concrete block pavers; magnetized water; blended cement; mechanical and durability properties; permanent magnetic field concrete block pavers; magnetized water; blended cement; mechanical and durability properties; permanent magnetic field
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Ghorbani, S.; Gholizadeh, M.; De Brito, J. Effect of Magnetized Water on the Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concrete Block Pavers. Materials 2018, 11, 1647.

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