'Performance of grouts with reduced water content: the importance of porosity and related properties'

C. Pasian, M. Secco, F. Piqué , S. Rickerby , G. Artioli, Sharon Cather

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Porosity is a crucial property for an injection grout, influencing a number of other properties. Reduced interconnected porosity of the set grout compared to the original materials may affect capillary continuity inhibiting the movement of moisture, potentially resulting in the crystallisation of contaminants such as soluble salts within the original materials/the set grout/at the interface. Porosity of injection grouts with reduced water content (prepared with water- ethanol/with an air-entraining water-reducing agent, i.e. albumin) was assessed, as well as related properties such as water vapour permeability, capillary water absorption and mechanical strength. The influence of the water-reducing components on such properties was evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlastering the Prehistory: Marl as a unique material to cover, maintain and decorate the Neolithic walls of Catalhöyük
EditorsPapayianni I., Stefanidou M., Pachta V.
PublisherLaboratory of Building Materials Department of Civil Engineering Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Publication statusPublished - Oct 10 2016


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