Effect of recycled glass powder and nanomaterials on the performance of concrete

Jessica Flores, Isadora Perdigão Rocha, Leticia De Sá Carneiro, Karine Pimenta Teixeira, Mahsa Kamali, Ali Ghahremaninezhad-M

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This paper examined the effect of two types of nanoparticles-titanium dioxide (TiO2) and montmorillonite (MMT) nanoclay - on the behavior of cement pastes modified with two pozzolanic materials, namely, fly Ash (FA) and recycled glass powder (GP). The compressive test was performed to assess the compressive strength; the non-evaporable water content measurement was carried out to study the hydration; and electrical resistivity measurement was conducted to investigate the transport characteristics of the cement pastes. The results indicated that the addition of the nanoparticles improved the compressive strength of the cement paste without GP or FA. It was concluded that the addition of TiO2 nanoparticles resulted in an increased electrical resistivity compared to MMT nanoparticles at late ages. Both TiO2 and MMT exhibited a similar effect on the hydration of the cement pastes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event4th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, SCMT 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2016Aug 11 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)


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