Resistance to compression and microstructure of concrete manufactured with supersulfated cements-based materials of volcanic origin exposed to a sulphate environment

Keywords: supersulfated concrete, pumice, resistance to compression, sulfate environment


This research presents the results of concretes made with supersulfated cements (SSC) volcanic material bases. The concretes were cured under two regimes one for 24 h at 25 ° C and one for 22 h at 60 ° C and then at 25 ° C. The specimens were exposed to two conditions, dry under laboratory conditions and immersed in a solution with 3.5% CaSO 4 at 25 ° C for up to 180 days. After 180 days, the concrete with a 5% An-10% PC-10% CaO-75% PM cementant exposed to the CaSO4 solution achieved a compressive strength of 46 MPa and 44 MPa dry under conditions of laboratory. The microstructure was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and XRD, showing that the main hydration products are C-S-H and ettringite.


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Erick Edgar Maldonado Bandala, Universidad Veracruzana
Facultad de Ingeniería Civil-Xalapa, Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Professor
Karina Cabrera Luna, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Escuela de Ciencias de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Professor
José Ivan Escalante García, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN,Unidad Saltillo
Departamento de Ingeniería Cerámica, Professor
Demetrio Nieves Mendoza, Universidad Veracruzana
Facultad de Ingeniería Civil-Xalapa, Professor


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Maldonado Bandala, E. E., Cabrera Luna, K., Escalante García, J. I., & Nieves Mendoza, D. (2018). Resistance to compression and microstructure of concrete manufactured with supersulfated cements-based materials of volcanic origin exposed to a sulphate environment. Revista ALCONPAT, 9(1), 106 -116.
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