Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering

Transmission Electron Microscopic Analysis of Geopolymer Made of Fused Slags

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Yootaek Kim, Kyongwoo Lee
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https://doi.org/10.2991/seee-15.2015.47How to use a DOI?
Keywords
transmission electron microscope; geopolymer; fused slag; alkali-activator
Abstract
The production of fused slag generated is continuously increasing and is expected to reach 50,000 tons per year as coal gasification facilities and waste treatment systems producing fused slag have been actively adopted recently in Korea. One of the prospective solutions is to make geopolymers with the slags because geopolymers are a cement substitute that can reduce the generation of carbon dioxide and have thus attracted increasing interest from recycling and eco-friendly construction industries because they provide sufficient mechanical strength for application in construction materials. Geopolymers made of fused slags with an alkali activator exhibited very high compressive strength compared with those of ordinary geopolymers, and their microscopic structures were analyzed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to confirm the formation of crystallites during the geopolymerization and to explain the relationship between the microstructure and mechanical property of the geopolymers.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering
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Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
October 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-119-3
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/seee-15.2015.47How to use a DOI?
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