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On the Effect of Chemical Composition on the Desorption of Superabsorbent Hydrogels in Contact with a Porous Cementitious Material

Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
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Received: 13 June 2018 / Revised: 26 July 2018 / Accepted: 8 August 2018 / Published: 17 August 2018
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Abstract

The behavior of poly(sodium acrylate-co-acrylamide) copolymer hydrogels with varied chemical compositions in artificial pore solutions with three different pH values is examined. The absorption, chemical characteristics, mechanical stiffness, and desorption of the hydrogels in contact with a porous cementitious material were investigated. It was observed that the surface characteristics of the hydrogels play an important role in the desorption of hydrogels due to the capillary forces. It was shown that in the hydrogel systems studied here, the bonding between the hydrogels and the porous cementitious material is improved with an increase in the content of acrylamide in the hydrogels, and this results in an increased desorption rate of the hydrogels. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydrogels; capillary forces; desorption; cementitious materials hydrogels; capillary forces; desorption; cementitious materials
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Farzanian, K.; Ghahremaninezhad, A. On the Effect of Chemical Composition on the Desorption of Superabsorbent Hydrogels in Contact with a Porous Cementitious Material. Gels 2018, 4, 70.

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