Methods of curing geopolymer concrete: a review

Nurruddin, Muhd Fadhil, Sani, Haruna, Mohammed, Bashar S. and Shaaban, Ibrahim ORCID: (2018) Methods of curing geopolymer concrete: a review. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 31-36. ISSN 2313-626X

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Geopolymer concrete is a new approach of concrete production by exclusion of ordinary Portland cement entirely with pozzolanic material. Beside water, concrete is the largest consumed substances, which demand huge portion of Portland cement. During Portland cement manufacturing process, high emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced which results in polluting the surrounding environment. Moreover, a lot of energy is expended during cement production. Based on manufacturing situations, geopolymer concrete displays different behaviors and attributes. This paper succinctly discusses the different methods of curing of geopolymer concrete and figures out the best method of curing. Experimental findings revealed that condition of curing has a good influence on the mechanical properties of geopolymer concrete. Conventionally, ambience temperature curing of geopolymer concrete result in low strength development at an early age, while higher temperature curing results in significant strength improvement. Similarly, extended curing time enhanced the geopolymerisation mechanism and achieved greater strength. However, longer duration of curing at an elevated temperature result in failure of the sample.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.21833/ijaas.2018.01.005
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors. Published by IASE. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Keywords: Geopolymer concrete, Curing temperature, Compressive strength, Oven curing, Ambient curing
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
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Depositing User: Ibrahim Shaaban
Date Deposited: 14 May 2020 15:05
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:02


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