Journal article

Degradation process of alkali-activated slag/fly ash and Portland cement-based pastes exposed to phosphoric acid

Jie Ren, Lihai Zhang, Rackel San Nicolas

Construction and Building Materials | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

High costs are currently involved in the repair and replacement of sewage concrete pipes due to the severe damage caused by the acid-rich aggressive environments of sewage and drainage wastewater. Although it is known that, a high concentration of phosphoric acid exists in some sewer pipes, very few studies have been focused on its impact on various cementitious materials. The purpose of this study is to experimentally investigate the resistance of alkali-activated slag/fly ash-based pastes and compare them to ordinary Portland cement-based pastes exposed to phosphoric acid with different pH values (pH = 2, 3 and 4) for a period of 150 days. The experimental results revealed that alkali-acti..

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