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dc.contributor.authorGarcía Vera, Victoria Eugenia 
dc.contributor.authorTenza Abril, Antonio José 
dc.contributor.authorSaval Pérez, José Miguel 
dc.contributor.authorLanzón Torres, Juan Marcos
dc.identifier.citationGarcía-Vera, V.E.; Tenza-Abril, A.J.; Saval, J.M.; Lanzón, M. Influence of Crystalline Admixtures on the Short-Term Behaviour of Mortars Exposed to Sulphuric Acid. Materials 2019, 12, 82.
dc.description.abstractUsing durable materials is a sustainable solution for extending the lifetime of constructions. The use of crystalline admixtures makes cementitious materials more durable. They plug pores, capillary tracts and microcracks, blocking the entrance of water due to the formation of crystals that prevent the penetration of liquids. The literature has covered the performance of these admixtures on concrete, but studies on mortars are still scarce. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of an aggressive environment (sulphuric acid solution—3 wt%) on mortars produced with different percentages of a crystalline admixture (1%, 1.5% and 2% by weight of cement content). Physical and mechanical properties were studied after immersing the mortars in a H2SO4 solution for 90 days. It was found that, after a 90-day sulphuric acid exposure, mortars with the crystalline admixture showed greater compressive strength than the control mortar, besides exhibiting lower mass loss. However, the crystalline admixture did not produce any significant effect on the capillary water absorption coefficient. In a nonaggressive environment, and in the short term, the crystalline admixture did not have a significant effect on the compressive strength, the capillary water absorption coefficient or the ultrasonic pulse velocity.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the University of Alicante (GRE13-03) and (VIGROB-256).es_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.titleInfluence of crystalline admixtures on the short-term behaviour of mortars exposed to sulphuric acides_ES
dc.subjectCrystalline admixturees_ES
dc.subjectChemical exposurees_ES
dc.subjectSulphuric acid attackes_ES
dc.subject.otherConstrucciones Arquitectónicases_ES
dc.subject.unesco3312 Tecnología de Materialeses_ES
dc.contributor.funderUniversidad de Alicantees_ES

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