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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 3143642, 9 pages
Research Article

Durability of Mortar Made with Fine Glass Powdered Particles

1Departamento de Planejamento e Configuração, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos, 7545 Bairro São Luiz, 31270-010 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
2Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Av. Amazonas, 7675 Nova Gameleira, 30510-000 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
3Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Av. Esperança, s/n Setor Itatiaia, 74690-900 Goiânia, GO, Brazil
4Departamento de Engenharia de Materiais e Construção Civil, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos, 6627 Pampulha, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
5Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Presidente Antônio Carlos, 6627 Pampulha, 31270-901 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Rosemary Bom Conselho Sales; rb.gmeu@selas.yramesor

Received 13 February 2017; Revised 12 April 2017; Accepted 20 April 2017; Published 31 July 2017

Academic Editor: Xiao-Yong Wang

Copyright © 2017 Rosemary Bom Conselho Sales et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Different studies investigate the use of waste glass in Portland cement compounds, either as aggregates or as supplementary cementitious materials. Nevertheless, it seems that there is no consensus about the influence of particle color and size on the behavior of the compounds. This study addresses the influence of cement replacement by 10 and 20% of the colorless and amber soda-lime glass particles sized around 9.5 μm on the performance of Portland cement mortars. Results revealed that the partial replacement of cement could contribute to the production of durable mortars in relation to the inhibition of the alkali-aggregate reaction. This effect was more marked with 20% replacement using amber glass. Samples containing glass microparticles were more resistant to corrosion, in particular those made of colorless glass. The use of colorless and amber glass microparticles promoted a reduction in wear resistance.