Development of anti-fungal mortar and concrete using Zeolite and Zeocarbon microcapsules

Seok Kyun Park, Jang Ho Jay Kim, Jin Won Nam, Hung Duc Phan, Jin Keun Kim

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Anti-fungal mortar and concrete are developed using micro-encapsulated fungus-resisting material. d-Limonene is selected for the core anti-fungal material and Zeolite and Zeocarbon are used for reinforcing the capsule membranes. Damage and survival possibilities of microcapsules in the casting stage of mortar and concrete are examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC). Several tests are conducted to evaluate the effects of microcapsule additions on the properties of fresh and hardened mortar and concrete. Anti-fungal effectiveness of the developed mortar is verified by mock-up panel tests, in which resistance to fungus growth on the panel surface is studied. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-453
Number of pages7
JournalCement and Concrete Composites
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The first author would like to acknowledge Professor Dae-Woo Lim and Professor Ki-Soo Kim in Hoseo University for their aids in this research. The second author would like to acknowledge partial financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Korea in the frame of Regional Research Centers Program (Bio-Housing Research Institute) and from the Ministry of Construction and Transportation in the frame of Concrete Korea Program (PBD). Recently, the first author of this paper, Professor Seok-Kyun Park, has passed away. All of the coauthors would like to honor Professor Seok-Kyun Park for his contributions to our study and society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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