State of knowledge on the use of copper slag in cement composites

openaccess, Vol. 609 (5) 2023 / czwartek, 25 maja, 2023

(Open Access)

DOI: 10.15199/33.2023.05.07

Nieświec Martyna. 2023. State of knowledge on the use of copper slag in cement composites. Volume 609. Issue 5. Pages 26-29. Article in PDF file

Accepted for publication: 10.01.2023 r.

The article is about the use of copper slag, which is a by-product of copper smelting, in cement composites. Despite the fact that the interest in this direction of research is growing, there is still a lack of adequate research on the properties of the fresh mortar and concrete mixes with the use of copper slag aggregates, mainly on the air content and density. Among the tests of hardened concrete and mortars, there is no reliable information about the influence of copper aggregate on their water absorption, frost resistance, shrinkage and microstructure. In addition, most of the works focus on the replacement of cement or fine aggregate, omitting the replacement of coarse aggregate. This paper highlighted limitations and opportunities and identified some research gaps. Focusing on them might be of key importance for further research activity in Poland, as it is among the countries with the largest copper resources.
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mgr inż. Martyna Nieświec, Politechnika Wrocławska, Wydział Budownictwa Lądowego i Wodnego

mgr inż. Martyna Nieświec, Politechnika Wrocławska, Wydział Budownictwa Lądowego i Wodnego

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DOI: 10.15199/33.2023.05.07

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