Mohamed, J.S.Z and Norsuzailina, Mohamed Sutan (2022) MODIFIED CEMENT SYSTEM : DURABILITY AND AESTHETICS. In: Civil engineering, science and technology structural engineering and construction materials. UNIMAS Publisher, UNIMAS, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-967-2298-90-8

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Concrete deterioration is one of the most concerning matters in the construction world. Significant decay such as efflorescence should not be ignored. The efflorescence is a deposit of salts, usually white, formed on the surface of the concrete. The efflorescence is not a significant problem that leads to structural defects, but it can build unattractiveness to the structure, such as brick walls and concrete mortar. The way to prevent the efflorescence occurrence is by studying the results of testing such as absorption and efflorescence itself to reduce the efflorescence. The non-modified cement system can reduce efflorescence but cannot avoid it because of the reaction of cement hydration itself. This study proves that using a modified cement system such as Pulverized Fly Ash (PFA) and Polymers (water-based latex grade 29Y46), the efflorescence of the mortar can be prevented. This study proved that the modified mortar, a sample with PFA and Polymers, has higher strength, durability, and minor efflorescence than the non-modified cement system.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete, Efflorescence, Durability, Pulverized Fly Ash, Polymers.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TG Bridge engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mohamed Sutan
Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 08:54
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 08:54

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