Mechanical and Durability Properties of Geopolymer Concrete using Copper Slag and Metakaolin
Rohith.R1, Elavenil S.2

1ROHITH R, M.TECH, Department of Structural Engineering, VIT University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2ELAVENIL S, SMBS Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, VIT University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 07 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 744-747 | Volume-8 Issue-6, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F3641048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The common binder which is used in the construction industries all over the world is Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). OPC gives required strength and durability to the buildings. But during the process of cement manufacturing a large amount of Co2 is emitted. Since it is the commonly used binder, the emission of Co2 is significantly greater. To reduce the emission of Co2 some of the developed countries are focusing on other types of binder which emits less Co2 . In construction industry, river sand are mainly used as the fine aggregates, which has resulted in depletion of few rivers and also lead to saline water intrusion from the nearby seas. So the government has prohibited the sand mining to preserve the natural resource. This increased the demand and cost of sand. To overcome the above criteria the river sand is fully replaced with copper slag and the cement is fully replaced with flyash (90% & 80%) and metakaolin (10% & 20%). This paper gives an overlook of mechanical and durability properties of geopolymer concrete using Metakolin and Copper Slag along with activator solutions.
Keyword: Geopolymer Concrete, Copper Slag, Metakaolin, Mechanical and Durability Properties.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete