ISSN 0862-5468 (Print), ISSN 1804-5847 (online) 

Ceramics-Silikáty 68, (2) 181 - 194 (2024)

Zhao Jinguang 1, Gao Wei 2, Li Qinfei 1, Chen Heng 1, Kouamo Tchakouté Hervé 3, Mapesu Pengou 4, Kouadjo Jean Jacques 1 , Houa Pengkun 1
1 School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Jinan, Jinan, Shandong, 250022, China
2 Department of International Engineering, Jiangxi College of Foreign Studies, Nanchang, Jiangxi, 330099, China
3 Faculty of Science, Laboratory of Electrochemistry Analytic and Materials Engineering, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Yaounde I, P.O. Box 812, Yaounde, Cameroon
4 44 University of Ngaoundere-Cameroon School of Chemical Engineering and Mineral Industries Mineral Engineering Department

Keywords: Struvite, Struvite-K, Hazenite, Erosion

Magnesium potassium phosphate cement (MKPC) and magnesium ammonium phosphate cement (MAPC) perform well as rapid repair materials, but the properties of their hydration products under NaCl attack (e.g., de-icing salt) are unknown. In this study, the synthesised magnesium phosphate cement (MPC) hydration products struvite and struvite-K were immersed in 5% and 15% NaCl solutions to study their phase and microstructural evolution. The results show that struvite partially dissolves in the pure water and NaCl solutions, without forming new crystalline hydrated products. However, in NaCl solutions, the morphology changes from scattered flakes to columnar structures. Struvite-K transforms into cattiite and hazenite (with higher strength) in the pure water and NaCl solutions, respectively, exhibiting flake-like morphology in pure water and clustered bloom morphology in NaCl solutions. The emergence of hazenite may contribute to MKPC displaying stronger resistance to NaCl corrosion compared to MAPC.

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doi: 10.13168/cs.2024.0018
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