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Title: The influence of porosity on radon emanation in alkali-activated mortars containing high volume bauxite residue
Authors: Gijbels, Katrijn
Krivenko, Pavel
Kovalchuk, Oleksandr
Pasko, Anton
Schreurs, Sonja
Pontikes, Yiannis
Schroeyers, Wouter
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 230 (Art N° 116982)
Abstract: In this study the influence of porosity on radon emanation was examined when incorporating high volume bauxite residue, ranging from 30 to 90 wt%, in alkali-activated mortars. Samples were produced using the semi-dry pressing and the high-slump-casting techniques. The porosity and specific surface area were assessed by means of N2 adsorption/desorption. Upon alkali activation, part of the bauxite residue dissolved, increasing the emanation coefficient. The mesopore size distribution was strongly determined by the process followed, and higher cumulative mesopore volumes resulted generally in higher emanation rates. Low correlation was found between the specific surface area and emanation coefficient.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/29601
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116982
ISSN: 0950-0618
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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