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Study of Mortars Made with Natural and Artificial Pozzolans


The objective of this work is to evaluate the thermal activation potential of clay soils, particularly the clay fraction of dam mud, for the production of artificial pozzolan which can be substituted to cement in concrete and mortars applications and also to make a comparative study with the natural pozzolan available in the area of Beni Saf in considerable quantities. The research study is carried out on three mortars 10, 20 and 30% of natural pozzolan of Beni Saf and artificial pozzolan from the mud calcined at 850 degrees C / 3 hours of the dredged sediments of the dams of Fergoug and Ouizert, and on a control mortar without additions for the need of comparison. Several physical, mechanical, microstructural and sustainable tests have been carried out to carry out this research study: maneuverability in the fresh state, impeded shrinkage, mechanical performance, absorption, acid attack (5% CH3COOH, 5% HNO3 and 5% H2SO4), mass loss and pH reading follow-up in the hardened state. Compressive strengths indicate that pozzolan-based mortars have the best results in particular over the long term, whereas the results of acid attack tests show that the calcined mud has a significantly greater influence than natural pozzolan.
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hal-03630812 , version 1 (05-04-2022)


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Imene Laoufi, Laid Laoufi, Yassine Senhadji, Amar Benazzouk. Study of Mortars Made with Natural and Artificial Pozzolans. Journal of Materials and Engineering Structures, 2019, 6 (3), pp.427-442. ⟨hal-03630812⟩


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