Physical Properties of Polymer Mortar Recycling Waste Concrete Powder as a Filler

폐콘크리트 미분말을 충전재로 재활용한 폴리머 모르타르의 물성

  • Hwang, Eui-Hwan (Department of Chemical Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Choi, Jae-Jin (Department of Construction & Environmental Engineering, Kongju National University) ;
  • Hwang, Taek-Sung (Department of Chemical Engineering, Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2004.09.17
  • Accepted : 2005.03.24
  • Published : 2005.06.10

Abstract

Nowadays, recycling of aggregates from the waste concrete is in big demand due to the protection of environment and the shortage of aggregates that are needed for ever expanding construction projects. This study was undertaken to examine the feasibility of recycling waste concrete powder produced in the crushing process of demolished concrete as a filler material for polymer mortar. In this study, polymer mortar specimens were prepared by varying the mix proportion of polymer binder (ranging 9~15 wt%), waste concrete powder (ranging 0~20 wt%) substituted for silica powder, 0.1~0.3 mm fine aggregate (ranging 21~24 wt%) and 0.7~1.2 mm fine aggregate (ranging 44~47 wt%). For the prepared polymer mortar specimens, various physical properties such as strength, water absorption, heat water resistance, acid resistance, pore distribution and SEM observation were investigated in this work. As a result, physical properties of polymer mortar were observed to have remarkably improved with an increase of polymer binder, but greatly deteriorated with an increase of substitution quantity of waste concrete powder.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 공주대학교

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