Two calcined clays (halloysite and kaolinite clays at 700 °C) were used as solid precursors for geopolymer synthesis. This study compares the physicochemical properties of the both resulting geopolymer series heated at 200, 400, 600 and 800 °C. The end specimens were characterized using Optical Dilatometer, XRD, FTIR, MIP and SEM analyses. Results revealed that the flexural strengths were 18.10 and 21.74 MPa for meta-halloysite- and metakaolin-based geopolymers, respectively. After subjected to high temperatures, the flexural strength drastically decreased from 18.10 ± 1.06 to 6.7 ± 0.23 MPa and 21.74 ± 1.20 to 4.63 ± 0.24 MPa, respectively. The maximum shrinkage recorded on metakaolin and meta-halloysite-based geopolymers was 14 and 16% around 950 °C, respectively. The thermal conductivities decreased with increase in heating temperature from 0.78 to 0.19 Wm−1 K−1 and 0.96 to 0.26 Wm−1 K−1, respectively. This reduction is linked to the additional voids and microcracks that occurred within the geopolymer network. The cumulative intrusion in both geopolymers increased with increase in heating temperature up to 600 °C, leading to the degradation of geopolymer network that affected the mechanical strength evolution. Both synthesized geopolymer series are potential candidates for insulation materials or refractory applications.

Thermal behaviour and microstructural evolution of metakaolin and meta-halloysite-based geopolymer binders: a comparative study / Kaze, C. R.; Nana, A.; Lecomte-Nana, G. L.; Deutou, J. G. N.; Kamseu, E.; Melo, U. C.; Andreola, F.; Leonelli, C.. - In: JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY. - ISSN 1388-6150. - (2021), pp. 1-2. [10.1007/s10973-021-10555-2]

Thermal behaviour and microstructural evolution of metakaolin and meta-halloysite-based geopolymer binders: a comparative study

Kamseu E.;Andreola F.;Leonelli C.
2021

Abstract

Two calcined clays (halloysite and kaolinite clays at 700 °C) were used as solid precursors for geopolymer synthesis. This study compares the physicochemical properties of the both resulting geopolymer series heated at 200, 400, 600 and 800 °C. The end specimens were characterized using Optical Dilatometer, XRD, FTIR, MIP and SEM analyses. Results revealed that the flexural strengths were 18.10 and 21.74 MPa for meta-halloysite- and metakaolin-based geopolymers, respectively. After subjected to high temperatures, the flexural strength drastically decreased from 18.10 ± 1.06 to 6.7 ± 0.23 MPa and 21.74 ± 1.20 to 4.63 ± 0.24 MPa, respectively. The maximum shrinkage recorded on metakaolin and meta-halloysite-based geopolymers was 14 and 16% around 950 °C, respectively. The thermal conductivities decreased with increase in heating temperature from 0.78 to 0.19 Wm−1 K−1 and 0.96 to 0.26 Wm−1 K−1, respectively. This reduction is linked to the additional voids and microcracks that occurred within the geopolymer network. The cumulative intrusion in both geopolymers increased with increase in heating temperature up to 600 °C, leading to the degradation of geopolymer network that affected the mechanical strength evolution. Both synthesized geopolymer series are potential candidates for insulation materials or refractory applications.
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Thermal behaviour and microstructural evolution of metakaolin and meta-halloysite-based geopolymer binders: a comparative study / Kaze, C. R.; Nana, A.; Lecomte-Nana, G. L.; Deutou, J. G. N.; Kamseu, E.; Melo, U. C.; Andreola, F.; Leonelli, C.. - In: JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY. - ISSN 1388-6150. - (2021), pp. 1-2. [10.1007/s10973-021-10555-2]
Kaze, C. R.; Nana, A.; Lecomte-Nana, G. L.; Deutou, J. G. N.; Kamseu, E.; Melo, U. C.; Andreola, F.; Leonelli, C.
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