Field Implementation of Geopolymer Coatings

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CAIT project no.: 94 RU951

Fiscal Year: 1999/2000

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): P.N. Balaguru, Mohamed Nazier, Mohamed Arafa

External Author(s): Robert Sasor



The results presented in this report deal with an evaluation of Geopolymer coatings for durability and field demonstration applications. The primary objectives were to establish a temperature range in which the coating could be applied, establish the surface conditions and requirements, and to demonstrate field applications which were done at Rutgers University campuses and on actual transportation structures.

A brief description of fiber composites is presented in the introduction chapter. The study on the establishment of a temperature range is presented in Chapter 2. The durability test results under wetting and drying conditions and scaling are presented in Chapters 3 and 4, respectively, and the field applications are described in Chapter 5. Conclusions and recommendations are presented in Chapter 6. The recommended application procedure for the geopolymer coatings is presented in Appendix A.