Preparation and evaluation of thermal enhanced silica fume by incorporating organic PCM, for application to concrete

Su Gwang Jeong, Jisoo Jeon, Junghoon Cha, Junhyun Kim, Sumin Kim

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Silica fume has been used as a replacement for cement, due to its high early compressive strength, high tensile and flexural strength, high bond strength, and enhanced durability of concrete. This study examined enhanced thermal performances of silica fume by incorporating organic PCMs, for applying to concrete. Three kinds of organic PCMs were incorporated into the silica fume. The silica fume/PCM composites were prepared by the vacuum impregnation method. Because silica fume has a high porous structure compared to cement, it is useful to incorporate the PCM, to enhance its thermal storage performance. The characteristics of the composites were determined by using SEM, DSC, FTIR and TGA. SEM morphology showed the micro-structure of silica fume/PCM. Also, thermal properties were examined by DSC and TGA analyses; and the chemical bonding of the composite was determined by FTIR analysis. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-195
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy and Buildings
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant, funded by the Korea government (MEST) (No. 2012-0005188). This works is financially supported by the Advanced Track of Green Production Processing for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission of the KETEP grant funded by Ministry of Knowledge Economy (No. 20114010203140).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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