Hemp Biocomposite Boards Using Improved Magnesium Oxychloride Cement
Energies 2022
Jelizaveta Zoriča, Māris Šinka, Genādijs Šahmenko, Laura Vītola, Aleksandrs Korjakins, Diāna Bajāre

The share of bio-based materials in modern construction needs to grow more rapidly due to increasingly stringent environmental requirements as a direct result of the climate emergency. This research aims to expand the use of hemp concrete in construction by replacing traditional lime binder with magnesium oxychloride cement, which provides a faster setting and higher strength, opening the door for industrial production. However, the negative feature of this binder is its low water resistance. In this work, the water resistance of magnesium cement was studied, and the possibilities of improving it by adding fly ash, various acids and nano-silica were considered. Nano-silica and citric acid showed the most significant impact, increasing the binder water resistance up to four times, reaching softening coefficient of 0.80 while reducing the compressive strength of the magnesium cement in a dry state by only 2–10%. On the downside, citric and phosphoric acid significantly extended the setting of the binder, delaying it 2–4 times. Regarding board production, prototype samples of hemp magnesium biocomposite demonstrated compressive strength of more than 3.8 MPa in the dry state but only 1.1–1.6 MPa in the wet state. These results did not correlate with binder tests, as the additives did not increase the strength in the wet state.

Atslēgas vārdi
agricultural waste; bio-based fillers; hemp concrete; magnesium oxychloride cement; MOC durability; nano-silica

Zoriča, J., Šinka, M., Šahmenko, G., Vītola, L., Korjakins, A., Bajāre, D. Hemp Biocomposite Boards Using Improved Magnesium Oxychloride Cement. Energies, 2022, Vol. 15, No. 19, Article number 7320. ISSN 1996-1073. Available from: doi:10.3390/en15197320

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