Synergistic effect of chemical admixtures on workability of mortar containing zeolite powder

Author(s): Hessam Azari Jafari, J. Berenjian, M. Shekarchi, B. Ahmadi
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Rheology and processing of Construction Materials – 7th RILEM International Conference on Self-Compacting Concrete and 1st RILEM International Conference on Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials
Editor(s): Nicolas Roussel and Hela Bessaies-Bey
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-137-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-138-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 147-154
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

One of the most expensive component of concrete is a chemical additives used in the construction industry. Water reducing admixtures as one of the chemical additives used in the construction industry. Use of zeolite as a natural pozzolan in concrete due to the unique physical properties require larger amounts of water reducing admixtures in order to achieve specific workability. Hence, consumption and its impact on efficiency of chemical additives examined separately and together. Research results show that the simultaneous use of water reducing admixtures and Retarder not only reduces the amount of these chemical additives, but helps to compensate workability loss.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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