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Use of superabsorbent polymers in construction materials



Title: Use of superabsorbent polymers in construction materials
Author(s): O. Mejlhede Jensen
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Microstructure Related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): W. Sun, K. van Breugel, C. Miao, G. Ye and H. Chen
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-065-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-084-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 757 - 764
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 13
Language: English


Abstract: This paper gives an overview of some of the possibilities which are offered by the use of superabsorbent polymers in construction. Superabsorbent polymers, SAP, have some distinct properties that make them interesting to use in connection with construction materials. These properties include extreme and reversible water absorption, porosity formation, water blocking and controlled release of substances. The overview does not cover all aspects of SAP use, but is focused on topics the author has been dealing with. In particular examples of SAP use within concrete construction are elaborated.


Online publication: 2009-06-09
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00