Physicochemical and radiological characterization of kaolin and its polymerization products
AuthorsIvanović, Marija D.
Kljajević, Ljiljana M.
Todorović, Bratislav Ž.
Nenadović, Snežana S.
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The aim of this study was determination of physical-chemical and radiological characteristics of kaolin and products of alkali-activated thermally treated kaolin (geopolymer). Also, the objective of presented research was to investigate the possibility of kaolin application as a pigment or as a raw material for obtaining geopolymer materials as a relatively new ones in a building material industry. Physicochemical characterization of one set of samples was conducted using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Activity concentration of naturally occurring radionuclides in kaolin, metakaolin and geopolymer were determined. The absorbed dose rate (D) and the annual effective dose rate (EDR), calculated in accordance with the UNSCEAR 2000 report, are also presented in this paper. Kaolin was heat-treated on 750oC and specific activity of natural radionuclide in metakaolin increased up to 1.6, while measured specific activitie...s in geopolymer were the lowest.
Keywords:metakaolin / amorphous materials / alkali-silica reaction / curing / X-ray diffraction (XRD)
Source:Materiales de Construccion, 2018, 68, 330
- Synthesis, processing and characterization of nanostructured materials for application in the field of energy, mechanical engineering, environmental protection and biomedicine (RS-45012)
- Functional, Functionalized and Advanced Nanomaterials (RS-45005)
ISSN: 0465-2746 (print); 1988-3226 (electronic)