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Title: Stabilization of electric-arc furnace dust in concrete
Other Titles: Materials Research
Authors: Souza, Carlos Alberto Caldas de
Machado, Alexandre Teixeira
Lima, Luiz Rogério Pinho de Andrade
Cardoso, Roberto Jorge Câmara
Keywords: Electric-arc furnace dust;Leaching;Cement matrix;Chloride;Diffusion
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Electric-arc furnace dust (EAFD) is a by-product of steel production and recycling. This fine-grained material contains high amounts of zinc and iron as well as significant amounts of potentially toxic elements such as lead, cadmium and chromium. Therefore, the treatment and stabilization of this industrial residue is necessary. Concrete is a well-known suitable environment for stabilization/solidification of materials which have leachable elements in need of fixation. The effect of the EAFD content on the mechanical and chemical performance of Portland cement concrete is investigated in this paper. The effect of the EAFD content on the setting time of cement slurry was also analyzed. The axial compressive strength of the concrete samples increases with the EAFD addition in the range of 10 to 20 wt. (%) EAFD; also the tensile strength increases with the EAFD addition. An increase in EAFD content significantly increases the setting time of the concrete. The acetic acid leaching and water solubilization tests indicate low mobility of the potentially toxic elements from the EAFD concrete composite. The results of the immersion tests show that the addition of EAFD to the concrete seems to reduce chloride penetration, which may help prevent pitting corrosion in reinforced concrete.
Description: p.513-519
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/13175
ISSN: 1516-1439
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