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Title: Effects of recycled glass on properties of architectural mortar before and after exposure to elevated temperatures
Authors: Guo, MZ
Chen, Z
Ling, TC
Poon, CS 
Keywords: Architectural mortar
Compressive strength
Elastic modulus
High temperatures
Recycled glass
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Journal of cleaner production, 2015, v. 101, 5365 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of cleaner production 
Abstract: When put into practical uses, self-compacting architectural mortars (SCAM) containing recycled glass (RG) may face the risk of exposure to fire. It is of great interest to investigate the effect and the roles of RG acting in the SCAM after exposing to high temperatures. In this study, RG was used to replace river sand at ratios of 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% by weight. The results showed that at room temperature, the increase in RG content slightly reduced the thermal conductivity, compressive strength and elastic modulus of the SCAM samples, but had a negligible influence on the chloride-ion penetration rate. Although increasing the exposure temperatures resulted in reductions in compressive strength and elastic modulus of the SCAM samples, when the temperature was increased to 800¢XC, the incurred melting and re-solidification process of the RG enabled a pore-filling effect to fill up micro-cracks and pores in the mortar matrix. Such beneficial effects were more obvious for elastic modulus than for compressive strength. It was also found that the 100% RG incorporated SCAM was able to maintain a pleasant appearance (negligible changes were induced in its appearance) after undergoing 800¢XC exposure. This study demonstrated that the introduction of 100% RG in the SCAM allowed an attractive combination of high strength (45.7MPa) and aesthetically pleasing appearance even after exposure to 800 ¢XC. This paved way for further and broader applications of RG based SCA
ISSN: 0959-6526
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.004
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