Effect of superplasticizers on Ni behaviour in cementitious environments

  • David García
  • Mireia Grivé
  • Lara Duro
  • Stéphane Brassinnes
  • Joan de Pablo


Nickel hydroxide solubility has been studied in this work in different cementitious systems. Our results indicate that once Glenium® 27, cement superplasticizer admixture, is added to water and then mixed with cement, this polymeric material is stabilized and not released back to the aqueous solution, with negligible effects on the mobility of nickel. Contrary to that, when Glenium® 27 is added directly in solution at high dosages, an important effect is observed on nickel behaviour. Thermodynamic calculations indicate that the effect of such component on Ni is likely the effect that other small organics could have over this element.


Solubility Nickel Superplasticizer Waste disposal 



The research leading to these results has been funded by the Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile materials (Ondraf-Niras). Dra. Susanna Valls (UPC, Construction Engineering Department) is acknowledge for their support during concrete samples preparation. We thank two anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on earlier drafts of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Amphos21BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Belgian Agency for Radioactive Waste and Enriched Fissile Materials (ONDRAF/NIRAS)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic, Environmental Technology AreaManresaSpain

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