Elucidating the Pozzolanic Characteristics of Pastes Containing Circulating Fluidized Bed Fly Ash
Kae-Long Lin, Chao-Lung Hwang2, Yu-Min Chang3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 180
Last Page: 186
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-9-180
Article History:Received Date: 8/9/2014
Revision Received Date: 13/1/2015
Acceptance Date: 15/1/2015
Electronic publication date: 24/4/2015
Collection year: 2015
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The aim of this study is to investigate the pozzolanic characteristics of circulating fluidized bed fly ash blended cement (CFBFABC) paste containing circulating fluidized bed fly ash (CFBFA). The initial and final setting time of CFBFABC pastes with CFBFA retards with an increasing CFBFA content. CFBFABC pastes containing 10% CFBFA exhibited a compressive strength similar to that of ordinary Portland cement pastes at the ages of 90 days. X-ray diffraction peaks indicated the presence of portlandite, ettringite, and unreacted C3S (32.6°) and C2 (41.9°). The gel/space ratio of the CFBFABC pastes increased with the curing time and decreased as the CFBFA content increased. The gel/space ratio increased with the curing time because of the progress of hydration, which led to some of the pores being filled. At the ages of 90 days, the gel/space ratio of the CFBFABC pastes containing 10% CFBFA increased to approximately 14%, it is possibly the consumption of Ca(OH)2 and the formation of C-S-H in the CFBFABC pastes. The CFBFABC pastes containing 10% CFBFA did not exhibit any major decrease in the gel/space ratio. It exhibited favorable mechanical characteristics that were observed when the mixing ratio of CFBFA was 10%. Furthermore, CFBFA has the potential, as a pozzolanic material, partially to replace ordinary Portland cement.