WIT Press


Natural Zeolite As Environmentally Friendly Supplementary Cementitious Material In Concrete

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC120251

Volume

165

Pages

11

Page Range

275 - 285

Published

2013

Size

440 kb

Author(s)

E. Vejmelková, T. Kulovaná, M. Keppert, M. Ondráček & R. Černý

Abstract

Selected mechanical, thermal, hygric, and durability properties of several concrete mixes containing natural zeolite as partial replacement of Portland cement are studied and compared with reference concrete. Experimental results show that natural zeolite has a potential to replace a part of Portland cement in concrete in the building industry. However, it is shown that although from both environmental and economical points of view it would be desirable to use its highest possible amounts in concrete production, the extent of Portland cement replacement which could be chosen in preparation of concrete mixes has relatively strict limitations. Concrete with the replacement of Portland cement by natural zeolite in the amount of 20% by mass is found to be the most suitable solution among the analyzed mixes. Keywords: high performance concrete, natural zeolite, mechanical properties, hygric properties, thermal properties, durability.

Keywords

high performance concrete, natural zeolite, mechanical properties, hygric properties, thermal properties, durability