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formerly Central European Journal of Engineering

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Engineering properties of cement mortar with pond ash in South Korea as construction materials: from waste to concrete

Sang Jung / Seung-Jun Kwon
Published Online: 2013-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13531-012-0068-3

Abstract

Among the wastes from coal combustion product, only fly ash is widely used for mineral mixture in concrete for its various advantages. However the other wastes including bottom ash, so called PA (pond ash) are limitedly reused for reclamation. In this paper, the engineering properties of domestic pond ash which has been used for reclamation are experimentally studied. For this, two reclamation sites (DH and TA) in South Korea are selected, and two domestic PAs are obtained. Cement mortar with two different w/c (water to cement) ratios and 3 different replacement ratios (0%, 30%, and 60%) of sand are prepared for the tests. For workability and physical properties of PA cement mortar, several tests like flow, setting time, and compressive strength are evaluated. Several durability tests including porosity measuring, freezing and thawing, chloride migration, and accelerated carbonation are also performed. Through the tests, PA (especially from DH area) in surface saturated condition is evaluated to have internal curing action which leads to reasonable strength development and durability performances. The results show a potential applicability of PA to concrete aggregate, which can reduce consuming natural resources and lead to active reutilization of coal product waste.

Keywords: Pond ash; Coal combustion; Cement mortar; Durability; Workability

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Published Online: 2013-07-28

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Citation Information: Open Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 3, Pages 522–533, ISSN (Online) 2391-5439, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13531-012-0068-3.

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