Effect of olivine nano-silica additions on cement based system

G. Quercia Bianchi, H.J.H. Brouwers

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In this study, the influence of olivine nano-silica (OnS) additions in cement based systems has been addressed. The obtained results demonstrate that the addition of OnS (1.5–3.8 % bwoc) increases the viscosity, yield point and hydration degree of the cementitious systems, mainly due to the increase of the total specific surface area of the mix. This holds also for the case when a fixed amount of SP is applied. Based on the performed analysis, it is concluded that the OnS acts as an accelerating and pozzolanic agent in concrete.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology in Construction
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of NICOM5
EditorsK. Sobolev, S.P. Shah
Place of PublicationDordrecht
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-17088-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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