Earth of Datça: Development of pozzolanic activity with steam curing

Kübra Ekiz Barış*, Leyla Tanaçan

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Environment friendly binders with relatively low energy consumption and low emissions may be an alternative to energy-intensive cement. To contribute to this knowledge, physical and mechanical characteristics of Earth of Datça-lime binder under steam curing conditions at atmospheric pressure was investigated. To evaluate the effects of the steam curing conditions, air, water, and heating curing were also examined. Tests results showed that Earth of Datça-lime binder through steam curing can be used for the production of materials similar to fired clay or calcium silicate bricks. Steam curing provided more strength, energy-efficiency and time saving compared to other curing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-220
Number of pages9
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017

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  • Binder
  • Curing condition
  • Lime
  • Natural pozzolan
  • Steam curing at atmospheric pressure


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