Influence of activator on the strength and drying shrinkage of alkali-activated slag mortar

ATİŞ C. D., Bilim C., Celik O., KARAHAN O.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.23, no.1, pp.548-555, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The development of new binders, as an alternative to traditional cement, by the alkaline activation of industrial by-products (i.e. ground granulated slag and fly ash) is an ongoing research topic in the scientific community [Puertas F, Amat T, Jimenez AF, Vazquez T. Mechanical and durable behaviour of alkaline cement mortars reinforced with polypropylene fibres. Cem Concr Res 2003; 33(12): 2031-6]. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using and alkaline activated ground Turkish slag to produce a mortar without Portland cement (PC).