A Review on Application of Formaldehyde in Cement-Based Materials

A Review on Application of Formaldehyde in Cement-Based Materials

SKM. Pothinathan, M. Muthukannan, Narayanan Selvapalam, S. Christopher Gnanaraj

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Abstract. Formaldehyde is environment contamination, which causes irritation in the eyes, nose, and throat with concentration above 1.0ppm. But still, it is used as a construction material as an admixture and furthermore to make paints, adhesives, pressed wood, and flooring materials, etc. This paper reviews the impact of formaldehyde in the cement on flow, strength, and durability properties. In this most of the researchers studied the water reducing nature of formaldehyde-based cementitious materials (FBCM) because of its repulsive property, that can ensure improved workability and provides good mechanical strength. Finally, the challenges in the application of formaldehyde in cement-based materials are discussed to conclude some future scope in the field of the construction industry to use formaldehyde in cement.

Formaldehyde, Construction Material, Construction Industry, Admixture, Cement

Published online 8/15/2021, 10 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: SKM. Pothinathan, M. Muthukannan, Narayanan Selvapalam, S. Christopher Gnanaraj, A Review on Application of Formaldehyde in Cement-Based Materials, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 19, pp 18-27, 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644901618-3

The article was published as article 3 of the book Recent Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering

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