E3S Web Conf.
Volume 34, 2018International Conference on Civil & Environmental Engineering (CENVIRON 2017)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||19 March 2018|
Microstructural characterization of catalysis product of nanocement based materials: A review
Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
2 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia
3 Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability Department, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak
4 Department of Building Engineering and Construction Management, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cement as an essential element for cement-based products contributed to negative environmental issues due to its high energy consumption and carbon dioxide emission during its production. These issues create the need to find alternative materials as partial cement replacement where studies on the potential of utilizing silica based materials as partial cement replacement come into picture. This review highlights the effectiveness of microstructural characterization techniques that have been used in the studies that focus on characterization of calcium hydroxide (CH) and calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H) formation during hydration process of cement-based product incorporating nano reactive silica based materials as partial cement replacement. Understanding the effect of these materials as cement replacement in cement based product focusing on the microstructural development will lead to a higher confidence in the use of industrial waste as a new non-conventional material in construction industry that can catalyse rapid and innovative advances in green technology.
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