This paper presents the experimental study on the penetration of chloride ions in fly ash based-geopolymer concrete in the salt-water. To determine the corrosion possibility of reinforcement, lollipop-shape specimens with the size of 10x10x15 cm were prepared with the plain steel bar in the middle of concrete. The specimens were exposed to chloride ion penetration for 30-120 days. The mixtures were varied with alkali concentration of 8M-12M with the mass ratio of Na2SiO3 to NaOH was varied from 1.5 to 2.5. Specimens made with portland cement concrete was also prepared as the control. The best performance was showed by specimens made with 12M of NaOH. Due to ion exchange on the surface of geopolymer concrete, less chloride ion was found in geopolymer made with high alkali concentration. After 90 days, Portland cement concrete showed less performance while geopolymer concrete showed the strength increasing. High binding capacity due to soluble silicate content in geopolymer concrete was one of the reasons why geopolymer specimens are more resistant to chloride ion penetration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012114
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2019
Event7th International Conference on Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum, EACEF 2019 - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 30 Sept 20192 Oct 2019


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