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Factors affecting the compactness of filter cake for diaphragm wall slurry

Zhang Fengjun (Anhui Key Laboratory of Advanced Building Materials, Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei, China)
Kong Cui (Anhui Key Laboratory of Advanced Building Materials, Anhui Jianzhu University, Hefei, China)
Chen Qianbao (Anhui Engineering Material CO, Ltd., of CTCE Group, Hefei, China)

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 29 July 2020

Issue publication date: 11 May 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the factors that affect the compactness of the mud filter cake, so as to prepare diaphragm wall slurry with good uniformity, small filtration loss and excellent recycling performance.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, the thickness, filtration loss and slurry viscosity of the filter cake are used as the characterization methods. The effects of pore depth, slurry specific gravity, intercalated metal ions, bridging polymer and water-soluble polymer on the compactness of the filter cake were studied.

Findings

The experimental results showed that the slurry's own pressure (pore depth) and specific gravity have little influence on the compactness of the filter cake and K+ can be considered as an auxiliary filtration loss reduction factor. Both the sulfonate copolymer and the potassium polyacrylate particle can significantly reduce the filtration loss of the slurry, which can effectively improve the filter cake compactness. Moreover, the composite application of potassium polyacrylate particles in the sizes of 80–100 and 150–200 meshes can exhibit a better filter cake compaction effect.

Originality/value

It solves the problems of high pulping cost, serious pollution of the environment, poor quality of filter cake formation and large filtration loss during the construction of the diaphragm wall, which improved the construction quality of the diaphragm wall.

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Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by the Major Projects of Natural Science Foundation of Anhui province (1808085ME129), Natural Science Research in Anhui Colleges and Universities (KJ2018ZD050), Outstanding Young Talents Support Program in Colleges and Universities (gxyqZD2018056), and Key research and development projects in Anhui Province (202004a05020060).

Citation

Fengjun, Z., Cui, K. and Qianbao, C. (2021), "Factors affecting the compactness of filter cake for diaphragm wall slurry", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 50 No. 3, pp. 194-203. https://doi.org/10.1108/PRT-05-2020-0042

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