Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Nano powder


Effect of Nano TiO2 Additives on Some Properties of Out Door Building Unites

Alaa A. Abdul-Hamead; Shatha R. Ahmed Izzat

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 13, Pages 2398-2405

In this paper a lower ratio of two powders; nano and micro titanium dioxide (TiO2) powder were used as additive in fabrication of mortar. Particle size of TiO2 powder were (80nm,1.6µm). These powders were used as additive to the mortar material (0.05, 0.1, 0.15 %) by cement weight in order to be used in construction application include layering building, and studies its effect on the mortar.
Inspections of the mortar specimens including optical microscope, surface roughness, micro hardness as well as x-ray diffraction (XRD).
Results demonstrate that surface roughness was diminished with augmentation of Nano TiO2powder added more than micro TiO2powder substances, while micro hardness was increased by raising the option of Nano TiO2powder to the mortar more than micro TiO2powder. Also, the mortar microstructure with the Nano TiO2 powder has been enhanced more than micro TiO2powder, with increment in CSH phase, which make the development of mortar with TiO2 Nano material useful and have a promising future in cutting edge development application.

Characterization of Nano Powder Incorporated for Building Applications

Alaa A. Abdul-Hamead; Farhad M. Othman; Mustafa M .Salih

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 6, Pages 1027-1039

In this paper Nano powders were used a mono; copper oxide CuO and di metal oxides powder; titanium dioxide (TiO2) in fabrication of mortar. Powder particle size about (67.8 nm) for TiO2 and (55.7nm) for CuO with crystal structure tetragonal and monoclinic system respectively have been used. These Nano powders were used as additives to the mortar material (0.5, 2.5, 5, 7.5 wt %) in order to be used in construction application including covering building, and studies on these mortar. Investigation was done on the mortar including XRD, AFM, optical microscopy, physical and some mechanical properties, micro hardness and wear rate). Results shows that where there an increase in micro hardness and decrease in wear rate in the mortar with the addition of Nano powder. Also be reduced Ca(OH)2 soft crystals and formation fine grains structure and homogeneous and the abolition of flaws or cracks. And the mortar with the Nano addition has been improved, which make the addition of Nano material beneficial and have a promising future in modern construction application.