Heat-Treated Portland Cement Pastes Incorporating Superabsorbent Hydrogels for Precast Applications

  • Ahmed TawfikEmail author
  • Mona S. Mohammed
  • Fawzia Abd-El-Raoof
  • F.S. Aggor
  • Enas M. Ahmed
Applications and Engineering Construction Materials


Superabsorbent hydrogel (SAH) as prepared by polymerizing of acrylic acid/acrylate with a crosslinker to form hydrogel is used as an internal curing aid for cement hydration. Different SAH additives as an internal curing aid for cement hydration in accelerated conditions were studied in comparison to a water-cured blank cement paste sample.


heat-cured cement paste superabsorbent polymer FTIR SEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Tawfik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mona S. Mohammed
    • 2
  • Fawzia Abd-El-Raoof
    • 1
  • F.S. Aggor
    • 2
  • Enas M. Ahmed
    • 2
  1. 1.Refractories, Ceramics and Building Materials DepartmentNational Research CentreCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant DepartmentNational Research CentreCairoEgypt

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