An experimental study on the mechanical and microstructural properties of geopolymers

Arioz E., Arioz O., KOÇKAR Ö. M.

20th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering CHISA, Prague, Czech Republic, 25 - 29 August 2012, vol.42, pp.100-105 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 42
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2012.07.399
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.100-105
  • Keywords: Geopolymer, fly ash, characterisation, TECHNOLOGY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Geopolymer is a new class of inorganic polymer synthesized by activation of an aluminosilicate source with an alkaline hydroxide or silicate solution. In recent years, geopolymeric materials have attracted much more attention because of their excellent mechanical properties, good chemical resistance, low shrinkage, environmentally friendly nature and long-term durability. Fly ash, considered to be a waste substance is an important aluminosilicate source material for geopolymer production since it contains sufficient amounts of reactive alumina and silica.