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The Effectiveness of Hydrophobisation of Porous Building Materials by Using the Polymers and Nanopolymers Solutions

Stanisław Fic 1 and Danuta Barnat-Hunek 2
1. Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 40 Nadbystrzycka Str., 20-618 Lublin, Poland
2. Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Education in Biala Podlaska 95/97 Sidorska Str., 21-500 Biala Podlaska, Poland
Abstract—The aim of the study was to assess the possibility of the use of formulations based on hydrophobic organosilicon compounds for the impregnation of porous building materials such as ceramic brick and natural stone - calcareous gaize. The process of the surface hydrophobization was analyzed. The study examined the effectiveness of two formulations differing in the degree of hydrolytic polycondensation, viscosity and concentration, as these are the factors that determine the final effect of hydrophobization. The following laboratory tests were performed: analysis of the physical characteristics of the tested materials, surface absorption, the analysis of characteristics and defects of silica gel nanofilm by using the SEM images.

Index Terms—hydrophobisation, ceramic brick, calcareous gaize, polymers and nanopolymers solutions

Cite: Stanisław Fic and Danuta Barnat-Hunek, "The Effectiveness of Hydrophobisation of Porous Building Materials by Using the Polymers and Nanopolymers Solutions," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 93-98, December 2014. doi: 10.12720/ijmse.2.2.93-98

General Information

ISSN: 2315-4527
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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E-mail: ijmse@iap.org