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Title: Effect of further water curing on compressive strength and microstructure of CO2-cured concrete
Authors: He, P
Shi, C
Tu, Z
Poon, CS 
Zhang, J
Keywords: CO2 curing
Compressive strength
Further water curing
Microstructure
Residual w/c ratio
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Source: Cement and concrete composites, 2016, v. 72, p. 80-88 How to cite?
Journal: Cement and concrete composites 
Abstract: This study aims to investigate the effects of further water curing on the compressive strength and microstructure of CO2-cured concrete. The results showed that concrete with a residual w/c ratio of 0.25 showed the most rapid strength development rate upon further water curing due to hydration of uncarbonated cement particles. Thermogravimetric, IR-spectrophotometric and scanning electron microscope examinations indicated that further hydration of the cement particles could form C-S-H gel and ettringite crystals. The results showed that the calcite formed during the initial CO2 curing was consumed during the further hydration of C3A, and produced calcium monocarbonaluminate hydrate. Also, Ca(OH)2 was not detected due to its reaction with the formed silica gel. Mercury intrusion porosimetry test results indicated that the porosity and pore size of the CO2 cured mortar decreased further after water curing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61665
ISSN: 0958-9465
EISSN: 1873-393X
DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.05.026
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