Effect of Waste Oil-Cracking Catalyst Incorporation on Durability of Mortars


This paper presents research on transport properties and alkali-silica reaction (ASR) susceptibility of mortars containing a pozzolanic waste generated in the fluid catalytic cracking (wFCC) unit by the Portuguese oil-refinery. For this purpose, two series of mortars were prepared by partially replacing cement with 5%, 10% and 15% of wFCC catalyst. The main difference between the two series of mortars is the sand reactivity used in their composition. The results revealed that wFCC catalyst blended cement mortars exhibit an increased resistance against capillary water absorption and chloride migration, as well as a considerable inhibition effect on deleterious ASR expansion. However, under the adopted experimental conditions the incorporation of wFCC catalyst in mortars decreases their carbonation resistance.

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Costa, C. , Ribeiro, M. and Brito, N. (2014) Effect of Waste Oil-Cracking Catalyst Incorporation on Durability of Mortars. Materials Sciences and Applications, 5, 905-914. doi: 10.4236/msa.2014.513092.

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