Properties and Applications of Water Swelling Materials in Civil Engineering Fields


Shinya Inazumi, Tadashi Wakatsuki and Masakatsu Kobayashi
Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, and others

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

Water-swelling material is a fluid sealant obtained by blending high absorbency polymer, a filler and a solvent by using a synthetic resin elastomer as the base material. This book studies the composition of water-swelling material, the extent of swelling, strength of the water swelling-material and the long-term performance of swelling material used as jointed water cut-off treatment material at waste landfill sites, by conducting various experiments. One of the examples of the results is that the adjustment of the degree of etherification of high absorbency polymer which is a component of the water-swelling material and the resin content of the synthetic elastomer contribute to the improvement of swelling of the sealant and strength of the swelling material. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Historical background of water-swelling material

Swelling properties of the water-swelling material

Strength characteristics of water-swelling material

Long-term endurance of water cut-off treated joints




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