Lightweight geopolymer binder with abaca fiber in different curing

Triwulan*, Luvi Yusepa Dwijayanti, Januarti Jaya Ekaputri, Ridho Bayuaji

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Light weight buildings are required in Indonesia to reduce the risk due to the earthquakes. Therefore, the presence of lightweight materials are needed. Moreover, fly ash that is a waste of coal combustion process, has a basic ingredient of geopolymer binder. If the geopolymer binder is mixed with a foaming agent, it will be a lightweight geopolymer binder, in which it can be used as wall elements that have light weight. Furthermore, the utilization of fly ash will reduces the pollution due to the release of CO2 during production of Portland cement. Thus the use of fly ash results in environmental safety. This study investigate about fibrous lightweight geopolymer binder, in which the main materials used was fly ash with the alkali activator such as NaOH and Na2SiO3. Foaming agent was used to form micro-pores. Abaca fiber was used as a reinforcement to avoid cracks. Normal curing and steamed curing were utilized at temperature 60°C for 6 hours. Meanwhile, tests conducted were compressive strength, density and porosity. Steam curing method resulted an increase in strength and gives less density even though the same amount of pores was formed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProperties and Application of Geopolymers
EditorsJanuarti Jaya Ekaputri, Januarti Jaya Ekaputri, Antoni Antoni
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783038355441
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Malaysia-Indonesia Geopolymer Symposium, 2015 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Oct 201527 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Conference2nd Malaysia-Indonesia Geopolymer Symposium, 2015


  • Abaca fiber
  • Binder
  • Foaming agents
  • Lightweight geopolymer


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