Alternative concrete based on alkali-activated slag


  • E. Rodríguez Grupo Materiales Compuestos, Universidad del Valle, Cali
  • S. Bernal Grupo Materiales Compuestos, Universidad del Valle, Cali
  • R. Mejía de Gutiérrez Grupo Materiales Compuestos, Universidad del Valle, Cali
  • F. Puertas Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja (CSIC), Madrid



granulated blast furnace slag, alkali-activated slag concrete, durability


This article reports the results of related to on the performance of concrete made with waterglass (Na2SiO3•nH2O + NaOH)-activated Colombian granulated blast furnace slag. The mechanical strength and durability properties this alkali-activated slag concrete (AAS) were compared to the properties of ordinary Portland cement concrete (OPC) with the same proportion of binder, which ranged from 340 to 512 kg per m3 of concrete. The results indicated that increasing the proportion of slag led to improvements in the properties studied.


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How to Cite

Rodríguez, E., Bernal, S., Mejía de Gutiérrez, R., & Puertas, F. (2008). Alternative concrete based on alkali-activated slag. Materiales De Construcción, 58(291), 53–67.



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