Enhancing chloride ion penetration resistance into concrete by using graphene oxide reinforced waterborne epoxy coating

Zheng, Wei, Chen, Wenge, Feng, Tao, Li, Wenqi, Liu, Terence, Dong, Longlong and Fu, Richard (2020) Enhancing chloride ion penetration resistance into concrete by using graphene oxide reinforced waterborne epoxy coating. Progress in Organic Coatings, 138. p. 105389. ISSN 0300-9440

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Abstract

To prevent early failure of concrete due to infiltration of chloride ions fromenvironment, epoxy resin nanocomposites modified with graphene oxides (GOs) were prepared using a solution blending process and then sprayed onto testing blocks of concrete. Microstructural analysis revealed that the GOs were uniformly dispersed inside the epoxy matrix, and covalent cross-links were formed between the GO and epoxy matrix. Water surface contact angles of concrete coated with the nanocomposites coatings were found to increase firstly but then decrease with the increase of the added GO contents. When the GO content was 0.3 wt%, the contact angle was 96.1°±0.3°, whereas that of pure epoxy resin was 77.5° ±0.3°. At the same GO content, water absorption and chloride diffusion coefficient of the coated concrete are much lower than those of the uncoated samples. The enhancement mechanisms for the chloride ion penetration resistance are attributed to the formation of cross-linking in the composite coating, improved hydrophobicity and shielding effects of the GOs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: graphene oxide, waterborne epoxy coating, interfacial structure, concrete, chloride ion permeability
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2019 08:32
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40991

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