Curing of concrete with hydrogel:
Basically curing is one of the chemical processes in the field of polymer chemistry and is widely used in civil engineering to harden the cementitious material bi crosslinking of various polymer chains.
Hydrogel consists of various polymeric compounds which are capable of holding water in their three-dimensional network.
The hydrogel is a wound-healing material. Following precaution should be taken while curing,
- Apply the curing process as soon as possible because the delay of a few hours may create a substantial difference.
- In windy conditions, the spray-on curing membranes method is not more effective.
- In difficult areas like columns, membrane curing is an appropriate option.
- PFA, GGBS and CSF need better curing of long-span i.e. up to 5days.