Influence of additions of coal fly ash and quartz on hydrothermal solidification of blast furnace slag

Z. Jing, Fangming Jin, T. Hashida, N. Yamasaki, Hideki Ishida

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Abstract

Blast furnace water-cooled slag (BFWS) has been solidified hydrothermally with tobermorite formation. The experimental results showed that the addition of fly ash and quartz was favorable to the formation of tobermorite, and the strength development of solidified body depended on both of the tobermorite formation and filling degree of formed tobermorite in the spaces between BFWS particles. The fly ash added appeared to have a higher reactivity than the quartz used during the initial hydrothermal processing due to the higher solubility of glassy phase in fly ash. The tobermorite formation seemed to be very sensitive to the fly ash content, e.g., the addition of fly ash 10-20 mass% was favorable to tobermorite formation, while the excessive addition of fly ash (> 20 mass%) appeared to impede the tobermorite formation. The excessive addition of quartz was also shown to exert a negative effect on the tobermorite formation, which causes strength deduction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-982
Number of pages7
JournalCement and Concrete Research
Volume38
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Blast furnace slag
  • Fly ash
  • Hydrothermal solidification
  • Mechanical property
  • Tobermorite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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