Study on long-term leaching behavior of low alkaline cement

Takashi Hitomi, Keishiro Iriya, Masashi Nakayama, Haruo Sato

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Leaching procedure is studied on low alkaline cement (HFSC: Highly Fly-ash contained Silica fume Cement) in which pozzolanic reaction is used for decreasing pH of pore water of cement hydrate to avoid influence on rock and other materials. Leached depth of HFSC by the immersion examination with simulated groundwater in Horonobe URL was smaller than depth of ion-exchanged Water. water exchanging is smaller than that of Ordinary Poltland Cement (OPC) with the same water binder ratio, since soluble Portlandite was not produced and dissoluble Calcium Silicate components were mainly produced. Although simulated groundwater in Horonobe URL was used for immersion examination, the low alkaline cement hydrates is more durable for leaching degradation than OPC. For all cements, groundwater showed tendency of accelerate leaching compared to ion exchanged water. This study shows that HFSC has higher durability for leaching degradation to groundwater than OPC.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere179
JournalSustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, SCMT 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Aug 18 2013Aug 21 2013


  • Calcium leaching
  • Durability
  • Immersion examination
  • Low alkaline cement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)


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