Superabsorbent polymers in cementitious composites with fly ash cements: selected aspects

Agnieszka J. Klemm, Karol S. Sikora, David E. Wiggins

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    In an attempt to address future construction requirements a clear focus is necessary on development of new technologies addressing the need for safer and more cost-effective infrastructure. The paper aims to summarise the current state-of-the-art on application of superabsorbent polymers (SAP) in cementitious composites as internal curing agents. The effect of SAP type, cement type and fly ash content on performance of cement mortars is briefly discussed. The importance of adequate selection of SAP with water absorption/desorption characteristics compatible with hydration process is highlighted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConstruction materials and structures
    EditorsStephen O. Ekolu, Morgan Dundu, Xiaojian Gao
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)9781614994664
    ISBN (Print)9781614994657
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • superabsorbent polymers
    • cementitious composites
    • water absorption
    • fly-ash cement

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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