A novel polymer concrete made with recycled glass aggregates, fly ash and metakaolin

Shi Cong Kou, Chi Sun Poon

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Abstract

A novel polymer concrete (PC) was synthesized by mixing epoxy resins and waste glass as aggregates. In this study, metakaolin (MK) and fly ash (FA) were used as filler and compositions with 0%, 10% and 15% by weight of recycled glass sand (<2.36 mm) were prepared to investigate the mechanical and durability properties of the PC. The results indicated that all compositions assessed in this study display high strength and modulus of elasticity values. MK and FA have a significant effect on the compressive strength, the flexural strength and the modulus of elasticity of the PC. Moreover, the PC made with recycled glass aggregate, MK and FA has good chemical resistance for 20% Na2CO3, 10% NaOH, tap water, and sea water. Besides the acceptable chemical resistance, the prepared waste glass PC shows low apparent porosity and low water absorption.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-151
Number of pages6
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Polymer concrete
  • Properties
  • Sustainability
  • Waste glass aggregate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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