Study on Geo-polymer Concrete Under Acidic and Saline Conditions

  • Vaibhav Kumar
  • Akash Kumar
  • A. SofiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 46)


The prominent issue in the construction business is the ecological and environmental contamination. In the construction industry, for the most part the generation of Portland cement causes the discharge of pollutants resulting in environmental contamination. We can lessen such consequences for nature by expanding the utilization of modern alternatives in our infrastructure development process. Geo-polymer concrete is one such substitute and is in effect progressively utilized on-site. To create the geo-polymer, concrete the Portland cement is completely replaced with the F-type fly-ash and alkaline fluids are utilized for the binding of materials. The alkaline liquids utilized in this examination for the polymerization are the solution of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) and Sodium Silicate (Na2SiO3). The cube samples taken are of size 100 mm × 100 mm × 100 mm for compression test, sorptivity test, carbonation depth test and 100 mm diameter × 200 mm height of cylinder are casted for splitting tensile strength and kept under acidic and saline conditions. The results are henceforth compared with conventional concrete of the same grade.


Geopolymer concrete Compression test Sorptivity test and carbonation depth test Spilt tensile strength 



Maximum load


Length of cylindrical specimen


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American Society for Testing and Materials


Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag


Geo Polymer Concrete


Conventional Concrete Specimens


Loss on Ignition


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringVITVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil EngineeringVITVelloreIndia

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