Structural Properties of Phosphate-Washing Waste Based Geopolymeric Mortars

  • Rawia DabbebiEmail author
  • José Barroso de Aguiar
  • Samir Baklouti
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The phosphate ore extraction activities often generate serious environmental problems, particularly those engendered by the phosphate washing waste. The waste was characterized by X ray fluorescence. The powder was calcined at 700 °C. The calcined and uncalcined samples were then investigated by means of X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). The calcined PWW was activated with sodium hydroxide and sodium silicate to produce geopolymeric materials. The reached results prove to reveal that the present phases in the powder appeared to have a remarkable effect on the result of compressive strength.


Phosphate-washing waste Calcination Sodium hydroxide Sodium silicate Geopolymeric mortar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rawia Dabbebi
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • José Barroso de Aguiar
    • 2
  • Samir Baklouti
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial ChemistryUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia
  2. 2.C-TAC Research Centre, University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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