@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7603,
	  title     = {Effect of Na2O Content on Durability of Geopolymer Mortars in Sulphuric Acid},
	  author    = {Suresh Thokchom and  Partha Ghosh and  Somnath Ghosh},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper presents the findings of an
experimental investigation to study the effect of alkali content
in geopolymer mortar specimens exposed to sulphuric acid.
Geopolymer mortar specimens were manufactured from Class F fly
ash by activation with a mixture of sodium hydroxide and sodium
silicate solution containing 5% to 8% Na2O. Durability of specimens
were assessed by immersing them in 10% sulphuric acid solution and
periodically monitoring surface deterioration and depth of
dealkalization, changes in weight and residual compressive strength
over a period of 24 weeks. Microstructural changes in the specimens
were studied with Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and EDAX.
Alkali content in the activator solution significantly affects the
durability of fly ash based geopolymer mortars in sulphuric acid.
Specimens manufactured with higher alkali content performed better
than those manufactured with lower alkali content. After 24 weeks in
sulphuric acid, specimen with 8% alkali still recorded a residual
strength as high as 55%.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {3},
	  number    = {3},
	  year      = {2009},
	  pages     = {193 - 198},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/7603},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/27},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 27, 2009},