In this work, geopolymer foams were obtained by reacting metakaolin with phosphoric acid and using natural calcite/dolomite as foaming agent. Total porosity and thermal conductivity were ca. 70% and 0.083 ± 0.008 W/mK, respectively. Rietveld refinements, using both ex- and in situ XRPD data, were performed in order to elucidate the phase stability of the formed binder up to 1200°C. The results showed that the amorphous matrix partially crystallized in tridymite and cristobalite type structures of AlPO4-SiO2 solid solutions at about 700°C. At 1000 °C, 3:2 mullite started to crystallize, possibly from unreacted metakaolinite, resulting in co-crystallization of SiO2 cristobalite. At the same time, the amount of tridymite-type structure decreased, possibly due to selective phase transformation of AlPO4 tridymite to cristobalite, leaving behind the SiO2 isostructure. The geopolymer paste composition allows to tailor the mullite content in the refractory foam.

Preparation of phosphoric acid-based geopolymer foams using limestone as pore forming agent - Thermal properties by in situ XRPD and Rietveld refinements / Gualtieri, Eva Magdalena; Romagnoli, Marcello; Gualtieri, Alessandro. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 35:11(2015), pp. 3167-3178. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.04.030]

Preparation of phosphoric acid-based geopolymer foams using limestone as pore forming agent - Thermal properties by in situ XRPD and Rietveld refinements

GUALTIERI, Eva Magdalena;ROMAGNOLI, Marcello;GUALTIERI, Alessandro
2015

Abstract

In this work, geopolymer foams were obtained by reacting metakaolin with phosphoric acid and using natural calcite/dolomite as foaming agent. Total porosity and thermal conductivity were ca. 70% and 0.083 ± 0.008 W/mK, respectively. Rietveld refinements, using both ex- and in situ XRPD data, were performed in order to elucidate the phase stability of the formed binder up to 1200°C. The results showed that the amorphous matrix partially crystallized in tridymite and cristobalite type structures of AlPO4-SiO2 solid solutions at about 700°C. At 1000 °C, 3:2 mullite started to crystallize, possibly from unreacted metakaolinite, resulting in co-crystallization of SiO2 cristobalite. At the same time, the amount of tridymite-type structure decreased, possibly due to selective phase transformation of AlPO4 tridymite to cristobalite, leaving behind the SiO2 isostructure. The geopolymer paste composition allows to tailor the mullite content in the refractory foam.
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Preparation of phosphoric acid-based geopolymer foams using limestone as pore forming agent - Thermal properties by in situ XRPD and Rietveld refinements / Gualtieri, Eva Magdalena; Romagnoli, Marcello; Gualtieri, Alessandro. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 35:11(2015), pp. 3167-3178. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.04.030]
Gualtieri, Eva Magdalena; Romagnoli, Marcello; Gualtieri, Alessandro
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